Kei Kamara leaving Middlesbrough, could be eyeing return to MLS and former club Sporting KC

Kei Kamara could be on his way back to Major League Soccer after the former Sporting Kansas City forward and his current club Middlesbrough announced Thursday that they have mutually parted ways.

Kamara’s time with the Canaries comes to an end after he made just 25 appearances and scored four goals since arriving on transfer from Sporting in September last year. He did not see action in four matches this season for the club, which competes in the English Championship.

Vancouver radio host Mike Martignago tweeted news that Kamara would like to return to Sporting, and if that doesn’t work out a move to the Vancouver Whitecaps would be his next preference.

An MLS spokesperson confirmed to MLSsoccer.com on Thursday that SKC no longer hold Kamara's rights because they received a transfer fee when he left for Middlesbrough. If Kamara does return to MLS, he would come back through the allocation rankings, where the Columbus Crew currently hold the top spot, followed by FC Dallas and the LA Galaxy.

Vancouver hold the No. 4 spot, and Sporting sit at No. 16.

The move to 'Boro came five months after the striker had completed a loan deal with then Premier League side Norwich City in which he made 11 appearances, scoring once.

"Happiness is the most important thing in everything you do," Kamara said in a note posted on his personal Twitter acocunt Thursday, "and this was the best decision for both parties."
 
Kamara first joined the then-Wizards in 2009, on a trade from Houston, and scored 38 MLS goals in 113 appearances for Kansas City.
 
Kamara led Sporting in scoring during the 2010-12 seasons and was second on the club with seven MLS goals last year, despite the Norwich City loan that kept him in England until early May. He's scored 52 goals in 193 career MLS games during stints with the Crew, San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo and Kansas City.