The Full 90

February 23, 2013

Morning briefing: Kamara scores first EPL goal, U.S. U-20s win, Comets fall

Catch up on the latest KC soccer news, including Kei Kamara's first EPL goal, the Comets faltering and the latest national team call-ups for FC Kansas City.

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Lots of little news bits to get you started this weekend. Let's start with Sporting Kansas City playing Toronto FC in the last preseason match of the season. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. and you can along on Twitter

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In other news.

• Kei Kamara scored his first goal in the English Premier League this morning to help lead Norwich City to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Everton.

Kamara, generally a menace after coming on an hour in, headed home a corner kick in the 87th minute. He also helped create space for Grant Holt's winner in stoppage time. Watch the goal



• The U.S. men's U-20 team beat Costa Rica 1-0 last night. The win clinched first place in the group for the Americans. They will face Canada on Tuesday. The Canadians thrashed Nicaragua 5-1 last night.

The Americans loan goal was scored by Jose Villarreal

Sporting KC's first round pick Mikey Lopez played 90 minutes but earned his second yellow card of the tournament. He will miss the Canadian match.

• Needing a win to clinch a postseason spot, the Missouri Comets fell flat on Friday losing 13-2 to the Chicago Soul at the Independence Events Center.

The Comets can rebound on Sunday with a trip to Wichita at 3:10 p.m. A win will clinch a playoff spot for the third-straight season and win the Turnpike Trophy for the second-straight season.

• FC Kansas City will send eight players to their respective national teams for upcoming international tournaments.

The U.S. national team called up goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart, defender Becky Sauerbrunn, and midfielders Lauren Cheney and Kristie Mewis for the upcoming Algarve Cup in Portugal. The Americans will play Iceland (March 6), China (March 8) and Sweden (March 11).

Regular women's team goalkeeper Hope Solo will miss the tournament, which could be a golden opportunity for Barnhart to earn some minutes with the starters.

Mexico, also competing in the Algarve Cup, called up forward Renae Cuellar and midfielder Marylin Diaz.

Canada called up midfielder Desiree Scott and defender Lauren Sesselmann for the Cyprus Cup.

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