The Missouri Comets, looking to strengthen their defense, have signed two defensive players, each with ties to Kansas City.
Coady Andrews, who played with both the Kansas City Brass of the PDL and the PASL's Kansas City Kings, played collegiately at UMKC (2009-2010) and Mid-America Nazarene (2008). He's 21 and resides in Shawnee, Kansas.
Casey Barton, a Wichita native, played for the Kansas City Comets in 2004-2005 before taking a year off soccer. He was a key member of the MISL champion Philadelphia KiXX in 2007. He attended Tabor College (KS) and was the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year and NAIA All-American honorable mention.
“Both of these guys are big, strong players who we think will really help us even more in the back,” said head coach, Kim Roentved. “The team has made incredible strides defensively over the past month, and by adding Coady and Casey, this should make us that much better.”
To make room on the roster, the Comets have also announced that defender, Shaun (Sharyar) Dastan, has been released.
The next game for the Comets is this Saturday at 7:35 p.m. against the Baltimore Blast at the Independence Events Center. The Comets will then travel to Omaha to take on the Vipers on Sunday at 3:05 p.m.Comets Retro Night Reunion Game: Some former, familiar Comets greats will be lacing their soccer shoes back up at halftime of the Friday, January 28th game against the Milwaukee Wave at the IEC. Alan Mayer, Gino Schiraldi, Doug Neely, Ted, Eck, Gordon Hill and many other former Comets and Attack players will be on hand. The 2011 Comets players will be playing in replica jerseys of the iconic rainbow-striped uniforms worn during the team’s inaugural 1981-1982 season. The Comets are encouraging all long-time Comets fans to break out their old Comets gear and wear it to the game.