The Missouri Comets have signed former Kansas City Wizard (though he never saw the field this year) and former Major Indoor Soccer League star Jamar Beasley today. The 31-year-old brother of U.S. national team player Demarcus Beasley figures to be an important part of the Comets first season.
“This is an incredible signing for our team, and we couldn’t be more excited to have Jamar play for us this year,” said head coach, Kim Roentved. “He’s an incredible athlete, a prolific scorer and an even greater teammate.”
Beasley played in MLS from 1998-2001 with the New England Revolution and Chicago Fire, scoring seven goals and recording eight assists in 59 MLS games (17 starts). After playing in Italy for one season, he joined the Comets in 2003. He scored 53 goals in 61 games during a two-year stretch. After the Comets folded, he moved on to play for the St. Louis Steamers, Detroit Ignition and Rockford Rampage.
Beasley, who will be in uniform for the team’s home opener Friday night against the Milwaukee Wave, has been an active member of the United States National Futsal Team, participating in both the 2004 and 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup events. At the 2004 event in Chinese Taipei, Beasley played in five of six games for the U.S., scoring one goal. In 2008, Beasley started two of four group-stage matches for the USA in Brazil. Beasley will be in uniform for the team’s home opener Friday night against the Milwaukee Wave.
The newest version of the Comets begins play at the Independence Events Center on Friday against the Milwaukee Wave at 7:35 p.m.