Kokomantis News and Headlines


July 21 2016

Kokomo FC field manager pleased with inaugural season, looks to bright horizon

History has been made and all of the firsts have been recognized … Now, Kokomo Mantis Football Club manager Marcelo Santos is thinking of the future. Santos and his Green and White club battled the best the United States Soccer Premier Development League could muster. They defeated perennial powers Des Moines and the Chicago Fire U23s at ho... Continue Reading
July 14 2016

Furious comeback leads Green and White to draw

THUNDER BAY, CAN. – A pair of goals from midfielder/forward Matheus Camargo over the course of the final minutes of the second half from Fort William Stadium Wednesday, July 13, lifted the Kokomo Mantis Football Club to a thrilling 3-3 United States Soccer Premier Development draw. Camargo, becoming the fourth Mantis player during 2016 to re... Continue Reading
July 12 2016

Weekly Release - July 12

KOKOMO, IND. – Kokomo Mantis Football Club closes its inaugural United States Soccer Premier Developmental League campaign with a pair of trips north of the border Wednesday, July 13, and Friday, July 15. KFC, sitting 4-6-2 in the Heartland Division of the Central Conference, travels to Thunder Bay for a battle with the Chill Wednesday at 7:... Continue Reading
July 04 2016

Mantis home campaign closes

KOKOMO, IND. – Hugo Sanches sent the Kokomo Mantis Football Club home fans out in high style Monday, July 4. The forward/midfielder, who provided plenty of highlights with his speed and skill over the 2016 seven-match home slate for the Green and White, added one more with a rebound goal in the 56th minute off a saved shot attempt by fellow ... Continue Reading
July 02 2016

Second half goals stop Mantis’ home skein

KOKOMO, IND. – Arjan Mostafa fired off three shots, while Hugo Sanches and Mitchell Hopkins tallied two apiece to lead the Kokomo Mantis Football Club’s offense Saturday, July 2. The Mantis finished a 90-minute battle against United States Soccer League Premier Developmental League Heartland Division leading Des Moines with eight shots... Continue Reading
July 01 2016

Mantis topples Heartland Division leaders

KOKOMO, IND. – Troye Kiernan, Kyle Ihn and the Kokomo Mantis Football Club’s defense proved to be three key factors in a United States Soccer League Premier Developmental League victory Friday, July 1. Starting off the holiday weekend in front of a crowd better than 500 inside Kokomo Municipal Stadium, the Mantis improved to 4-4-1 over... Continue Reading
June 29 2016

Mantis Weekly Release - June 29

KOKOMO, IND. – Kokomo Mantis Football Club concludes its 2016 regular season home schedule with three straight matches at Kokomo Municipal Stadium Friday, July 1; Saturday, July 2; and Monday, July 4. KFC, sitting 3-4-1 in the Heartland Division of the Central Conference in the United States Soccer League’s Premier Development League, ... Continue Reading
June 25 2016

Sanches final moments goal sends Mantis to win

KOKOMO, IND. – Kokomo Mantis Football Club field manager Marcelo Santos was looking for a momentum changing situation. He got it … and in a big way Saturday, June 25. Hugo Sanches and Mitch Hopkins broke away from midfield and weaved their way down the turf at Kokomo Municipal Stadium in stoppage time with a nifty touch pass from Hop... Continue Reading
June 22 2016

Fast start propels Fire U23 past Mantis

CHICAGO, ILL. – A pair of goals in the first 30 minutes proved to be the difference in a United States League Premier Development League clash Tuesday, June 21. The Chicago Fire U23s, remaining tied with the Des Moines Menace atop the Heartland Division of the USL PDL’s Central Conference, got through the Kokomo Mantis Football Club de... Continue Reading
June 18 2016

Second half goal helps Dayton side-step Mantis

KOKOMO, IND. – Troye Kiernan became the fifth player to add his name to the inaugural Kokomo Mantis Football Club scoring roll Saturday, June 18. Kiernan, starting at midfielder for field manager Marcelo Santos’ side, got a rebound off a rocket shot attempt by substitute forward Xhovani Dokaj that ricocheted off the left bar of the Day... Continue Reading