by Scott Levinson

KANSAS CITY (November 19, 2021) – The Kansas City Comets announced today that midfielder, Absalom (Absa) Solorio has signed a two-year contract with the club. Per team and league policies, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Solorio is a local standout and former Sporting Academy product who graduated from Oak Park High School. Solorio arrived in camp after his Senior season this fall at Drake University in Des Moines, IA under coach Gareth Smith. Solorio transferred to Drake after three seasons at Niagara University.

Born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, Solorio the brother of former Comets player, Hector Solorio Junior, who last played for the Comets during the 2021-22 season. The Solorio brothers both played together at Niagara University in 2016 and 2018.

“We are very familiar with Absa as we’ve tracked his development as a player in Sporting‘s Academy to a Captain at Niagara University then finishing up at Drake University this Fall,” said Comets Managing Partner, Brian Budzinski. “He has good composure on the ball and see’s the field well. We think he has the ability to contribute a lot as a rookie.”

“I am very excited to be back home, playing for such a great organization,” said Solorio. “I can’t wait to play in front of the best fans in the MASL.”