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Comets to add former Sporting KC midfielder Craig Rocastle

The Missouri Comets are expected to announce the signing of former Sporting Kansas City midfielder Craig Rocastle.

A source close to the Comets said a two-year deal with Rocastle could be finalized as early as today.

Sporting waived Rocastle in November after he completed his second season with the club. A starter at the beginning of last season, Rocastle didn’t appear in a game after injuring his knee while playing for Grenada in last summer’s Gold Cup tournament.

Rocastle, 30, appeared in six games last season with five starts. In 2009, he started 18 games and played in 23 overall, collecting three assists.

Before joining Sporting, the 6-foot-1, 170-pound Rocastle played for various teams in Europe, notably for Chelsea’s reserve squad.

Despite being born in England, Rocastle has made nine appearances for Grenada’s national team, with the last coming Oct. 15 in a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

For the past week, Rocastle has been training with the Comets, the indoor soccer team that plays at the Independence Events Center.

Missouri, 8-6, is in second place in the Major Indoor Soccer League’s Central Division, 2.5 games behind Milwaukee. The Comets’ next game is Friday at Milwaukee.

| Pete Grathoff, pgrathoff@kcstar.com

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