The Kansas City Comets are busy shoring up their roster for the upcoming season. This week they announced the re-signing of defender James Togbah for the 2018-2019 season.
“James is going to be a big part of the defense hopefully,” head coach Kim Roentved told The Blue Testament. “He is extremely talented, and he showed me some things last year that was worth investing in. I think he can be a very good player in this league.”
Togbah was one of the bright spots for a Comets team that struggled last year. In his first season playing indoor he impressed and Roentved made sure to sign him as early as possible. Togbah played just 12 games for the Comets before leaving on trial with the LA Galaxy in MLS but still earned an All-Rookie Team Honorable Mention.
The 22 year-old Togbah spent the MASL off season helping FC Wichita to a playoff spot in the NPSL.
“I’m more than excited for this upcoming season,” said Togbah via the press release. “Last year was fun getting my hands in the water, now I’m ready to jump in. I am grateful to have this opportunity to play for such an amazing club and these heartwarming fans.”
This was the second re-signing for the Comets this summer. Veteran Leo Gibson was the first player inked to a new deal after Kansas City secured new ownership.
The Comets are expected to announce another player this week as well, possibly later today. The next signing will likely be a new player and in a position of need for Kansas City.
“We are establishing the team from the back right now, we have most of the midfielders and everybody up front pretty much written down,” Roentved explained.