by Ken Stanley

Kansas City (July 14, 2021) – The Comets announced today that forward Adam James will return for his fifth season with the club on a new, one-year contract. Per team and league policies, terms of the contract were not disclosed.


James started his professional career with the Comets midway through the 2017-2018 season. Over his 3 ½ year career, he has played in 72 games, scoring 39 goals to go along with 28 assists. Last season, James started off strong, scoring 6 goals in the 3-game Central Cup Preseason Tournament. James appeared in all 12 of the Comets’ regular season games last year, scoring 11 times, including 4 goals in one game against the St. Louis Ambush at home in February. His 11 goals were second most on the Comets last season and his 16 points were good for third on the team.


“Adam has steadily improved over the past four seasons, from rookie to MASL Honorable Mention,” said Comets Managing Partner, Brian Budzinski. “Now the expectation is for him to perform at the level of a consistent veteran every single game.”


Before joining the Comets, James played forward for four seasons for Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. While on the Raven team, he scored 27 goals and was named 2nd team NAIA All-American and led his team in goals (16), points (38) and points per game (2.0).


“I am excited to be able to represent the city and team I love so much,” said James, a Kearney, MO native. “This will be a strong year for the Comets as we look to go farther in the playoffs and win it all. I look forward to playing a big role in bringing a championship home this season.”


The Comets will get an early jump on the 2021-22 season by hosting their first ever 5KRun/Walk on Aug. 21st at Cable Dahmer Arena at 7:30am followed by an exhibition match that evening at 6pm against the Omaha Kings FC of the MASL2 Division. The Comets regular season will kick off in November. Season tickets are on sale now and group tickets will be on sale later this fall. For the latest news and information, visit and follow the team on Facebook, Instagram and twitter.