Player Details

Name

Kei Kamara

Height

6' 3"

Weight

190 lbs

Date of Birth

9.1.1984 (36)

Birthplace

Kenema, Sierra Leone

Position

Forward
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Hometown: Kenema, Sierra Leone
Birth date: September 1, 1984
Acquired: Colorado Rapids have acquired striker Kei Kamara on December 11, 2018.

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.
  • Converted a penalty kick in the 81st minute against the Houston Dynamo on 3/30.
  • Scored his 115th career goal on 4/6 against Orlando City SC to surpass Ante Razov for fifth all-time leading goal scorer in MLS.
  • Scored a header in the 66th minute against D.C. United on 4/13 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park.
  • Converted two PK's against the Vancouver Whitecaps on 5/3 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park.
  • Headed in Jack Price's corner kick in the 29th minute against Minnesota United FC on 6/8 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park. His performance in that game landed him on Major League Soccer's Team of the Week (Week 15).
  • Assisted Andre Shinyashiki's 20th minute goal against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on 6/22 at BC Place. His performance in that game landed him on Major League Soccer's Team of the Week (Week 16).
  • Recorded the second hat trick of his MLS career against Montreal Impact on 8/3.
  • Made his 280th MLS start and 335th MLS appearance during the Rapids’ match against the Montreal Impact on 8/3.

2018

  • Appeared in 28 MLS games with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 24 from the start.
  • Leading goalscorer for the Whitecaps, 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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