Kei Kamara

Kei Kamara
Kei Kamara
Kei Kamara
Forward
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Real Name: Kei Kamara
HT: 6' 3" WT: 190
Age: 34 (09/01/1984)
Birthplace: Kenema, Sierra Leone
Hometown: Kenema, Sierra Leone

Hometown: Kenema, Sierra Leone
Birth date: September 1, 1984
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MLS CAREER

2019

  • Made Rapids debut on 3/2 at DSGP during the infamous Snow Clasico 3 against the Portland Timbers.
  • Opened 2019 account on 3/2 in the 16th minute against the Portland Timbers.

2018

  • Appeared in 28 MLS games with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 24 from the start, scoring 14 goals and six assists. 
  • Scored on his Whitecaps FC debut on 3/4 against the Montreal Impact in a 2-1 win.

2017

  • Appeared in 31 MLS games with the New England Revolution, 27 from the start, scoring 12 goals and five assists. ​
  • Scored his first MLS hat trick against Orlando City SC in a 4-0 win on 9/2.
  • Traded to Vancouver Whitecaps FC on 12/10.

2016

  • Appeared in 21 MLS games with the New England Revolution, all from the start, scoring seven goals and two assists. ​
  • Traded to the New England Revolution on 5/12.
  • Appeared in nine MLS games with Columbus Crew SC, all from the start, scoring five goals. ​

2015

  • Appeared in 32 MLS games with Columbus Crew SC, 31 from the start, scoring a career-high 22 goals and eight assist. ​
  • Tied for top scorer in MLS with 22 goals, but finished second to Sebastian Giovinco on fewer assists.
  • Featured in five playoff games, all from the start. Was the top goalscorer in the 2015 MLS Playoffs with four goals.
  • Scored two goals in a 3-1 win over the Montreal Impact in the Eastern Conference semifinals on 11/8, including the decisive goal in extra-time.
  • Scored a goal in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals in a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls which allowed the Crew to claim the 2015 Eastern Conference Championship.
  • Scored Columbus' only goal in a 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup.
  • Named to the 2015 MLS Best XI
  • MVP finalist
  • MLS All-Star
  • Awarded the MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year award on 11/5.

2013

  • Appeared in 15 MLS games with Sporting Kansas City, 10 from the start, scoring seven goals and two assists. ​

2012

  • Appeared in 33 MLS games with Sporting Kansas City, 32 from the start, scoring 11 goals and eight assists.
  • Featured in two playoff games, both from the start, tallying one assist.

2011

  • Appeared in 30 MLS games with Sporting Kansas City, 24 from the start, scoring nine goals and four assists.
  • Featured in three playoff games, all from the start.​

2010

  • Appeared in 29 MLS games with the Kansas City Wizards, 27 from the start, scoring 10 goals and six assists. ​

2009

  • Appeared in six MLS games with the Kansas City Wizards, four from the start, scoring one goal. ​
  • Traded to the Kansas City Wizards on 9/15.
  • Appeared in 22 MLS games with the Houston Dynamo, 20 from the start, scoring five goals and one assist. ​

2008

  • Appeared in 10 MLS games with the Houston Dynamo, six from the start, scoring two goals and two assists. ​
  • Scored two goals for the Houston Dynamo against Mexican club UNAM Pumas in the CONCACAF Champions League.
  • Featured in two playoff games with the Houston Dynamo, one from the start, scoring one goal.
  • Traded to the Houston Dynamo on 7/24.
  • Appeared in 12 MLS games with the San Jose Earthquakes, 11 from the start, scoring two goals. ​
  • Traded to the San Jose Earthquakes.

2007

  • Appeared in 17 MLS games with Columbus Crew SC, four from the start, scoring two goals. ​

2006

  • Drafted ninth overall by Crew SC in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft
  • Appeared in 19 MLS games with Columbus Crew SC, nine from the start, scoring three goals. ​

OUTSIDE MLS

  • Prior to the 2013 MLS season, Kamara was signed on loan from Sporting Kansas City by English Premier League side Norwich City. He appeared in 11 games for the club, scoring one goal.
  • He was permanently transferred to Championship side Middlesbrough in September 2013, where he made 25 appearances.
  • During his pre-MLS days he played for PDL side Orange County Blue Stars.

INTERNATIONAL

  • Kamara has made 25 appearances for the Sierra Leone national team, scoring five goals and also serving as captain.
  • His debut for Sierra Leone came during 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on June 14, 2008 vs South Africa.
  • He scored his first goals for his country with a brace during 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification against Sao Tome and Principe on June 16, 2012.
  • He appeared in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification fixtures, scoring another goal for Sierra Leone on June 8, 2013 against Tunisia.

COLLEGE

  • Spent two seasons at Cal State-Dominguez Hills. Named third-team All-American in his sophomore year.

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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2019Colorado Rapids44136001148110
2018Vancouver Whitecaps FC282414216768834391551
2017New England Revolution312712236558835311840
2016New England Revolution21217186927024322250
2016Columbus Crew SC995790036138900
2015Columbus Crew SC3231222761813557591760
2013Sporting Kansas City1510710222421316500
2012Sporting Kansas City3332112871813449461230
2011Sporting Kansas City3024922014912937720
2010Kansas City Wizards292710241869133441640
2009Kansas City Wizards641397012210210
2009Houston Dynamo22205178014021431230
2008Houston Dynamo1062555218910711
2008San Jose Earthquakes121129970281225520
2007Columbus Crew1742475016711500
2006Columbus Crew19939280269181210
Career Totals-3182631132395644926351437165382
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