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Examiner
  • Comets eye possible playoff berth Sunday

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  • The Missouri Comets can clinch a playoff berth when they play host to the Baltimore Blast at 3:10 p.m. Sunday at the Independence Events Center.
    It is the Comets’ first home game in two weeks, and the players are ready to take on the team that edged Missouri in last year's MISL championship contest.
    “You don't like to wait this long to play a home game, but it gives everyone the chance to get over some injuries and be 100 percent ready to go,” said MISL scoring leader Vahid Assadpour, who has totaled 55 points this season.
    “Our fans have done a great job of coming out to support us at home, and we hope we have a full house on Sunday.”
    The Comets will be honoring the men and women of the United States Armed Forces in their annual Military Appreciation Game, sponsored by FreeStyle Graphics.
    The Comets will be honoring military personnel by wearing special military-themed jerseys. In a special halftime event, the Comets will be hosting a U.S. Army swearing-in ceremony.
    The Blast are tied with the Milwaukee Wave for first in the MISL standings, 2.5 games ahead of the Comets. This will be the second meeting between the teams this season. In the last contest, the Comets fell 14-6 in Baltimore.
    The game features the two premier goalkeepers in the league in Missouri's Danny Waltman and the Blast's William Vanzela.
    “We are playing some of our best soccer of the season, and we want to keep playing at this level right into the playoffs,” said Waltman, the lone goalkeeper on the Comets roster.
    Members of the military can get tickets at a discounted rate. Tickets are still available by calling 855-4KC-GOAL (855-452-4625) or sending an email to tickets@kcprosoccer.com.
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