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Comets face Cedar Rapids in crucial game

Kansas City adds keeper help as they need to put some wins on the board

Thad Bell

The Kansas City Comets take on the Cedar Rapids in what is an almost must win. The Comets trail the Rampage by three games with a game in hand. Kansas City (4-10) has not beaten Cedar Rapids (7-8) yet this season in three attempts.

“We need this one, it’s our Super Bowl,” Kansas City head coach Kim Roentved said after practice earlier in the week. “Time is running out to make our move.”

Bolstering the keeper core

The Comets have been known for having some of the best keepers in the league with the likes of Danny Waltman, Boris Pardo and Stephen Paterson but have struggled this season in goal.

The combination of Casey Gasson and Steven Hammersky have not provided the stability the Comets have needed so they have added veteran goalkeeper Jeff Richey who will be available tonight.

Richey is a long-time veteran, with at least 80 games since 2009 for a number of teams, including the Chicago Riot, Chicago Soul, St. Louis Ambush and the Milwaukee Wave.

“Jeff (Richey) has been one of the league’s best goalkeepers since he started playing indoor soccer,” said head coach Kim Roentved. “I’m happy that he was available and willing to come play with us as we head down the stretch.”

The Comets host the Cedar Rapids Rampage tonight at 5:05 p.m. CT at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.