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Kei Kamara

Kei Kamara
23
Forward
  • 6' 3"
  • 186 lbs.
  • 09-01-1984
  • Kenema, Sierra Leone

MLS:

2012: Kamara finished the 2012 regular season with a single-season career high in goals with 11. Kamara won the team's Golden Boot as well as Sporting Kansas City Offensive Player of the Year. Kamara scored game winning goals against Dallas, LA, San Jose and Toronto. Kamara also earned a single-season career high in assists with eight. Two of those assists came in the season finale in Sporting KC’s 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union on October 24. With the game-winning assist against the Union, Kamara moved into a tie for sixth place on Sporting KC’s all-time chart with eight. Kamara finished the season with 134 shots, most in MLS this season and third most in MLS history. He ranks second on Sporting KC’s all-time single-season chart, behind only Preki’s 140 shots in 1996. The last time an MLS player attempted more than 134 shots in the regular season was in 2000 when Mamadou Diallo tallied 152 shots. Kamara also won the club’s Humanitarian of the Year award, with his most notable work with Schools for Salone. Kamara was named a 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star.

2011: Opened season with two assists in 3-2 victory at Chivas USA on March 19. Recorded first goal of season in 3-3 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 2nd. Scored twice in 3-2 loss at New England Revolution on April 23. Scored two goals in a 4-2 victory over Toronto on July 23rd. Scored in back-to-back matches with goals in 1-0 victory over D.C. United on August 21 and 3-2 loss to FC Dallas on August 27, Ended the season tied with Teal Bunbury and Omar Bravo as the leading goal-scorer, with nine goals. Was nominated for MLS Humanitarian of the Year for his charity work in his home nation of Sierra Leone. 

2010: Became a mainstay in the starting lineup in his first full season with the club. Appeared in 29 matches and made 27 starts. Scored a team-high ten goals and had the second most assists with six. Awarded team’s Golden Boot and Most Valuable Player awards. Kamara finished the year tied for fifth in MLS with four game-winning goals on the season. Also started, recorded an assist and scored the game-winning goal in 2-1 win over Manchester United during summer friendly. Appeared as a second half substitute in U.S. Open Cup play-in match against Colorado.

2009: Appeared in 22 games (20 starts) for the Houston Dynamo, scoring five goals with one assist before being traded to Kansas City in exchange for Abe Thompson and allocation money in September. Kamara went on to make six appearances for KC, scoring one goal against D.C. United on the last day of the season.

2008: Acquired by the San Jose Earthquakes before the season. Appeared in 12 games, scoring two goals for San Jose. Acquired by the Houston Dynamo from the Earthquakes in late July for a first-round draft pick. Notched two goals and two assists for the Dynamo in 10 MLS games (6 starts) Playoffs: Came off the bench to notch 85th-minute equalizer in first leg at NY on 11/1.

2007: Played in 17 games and earned four starts with the Columbus Crew. Netted two goals in 475 minutes of action.

2006: Appeared in 19 games (nine starts), scoring three goals for Columbus. Made 10 appearances with seven starts and scored two goals for the Crew's reserve team.

NATIONAL TEAM:
Kamara is a Sierra Leone international with eight caps, including the Leone Stars’ 2010 World Cup Qualifying campaign. Kamara played an integral role in the Leone Star’ campaign to qualify for the 2012 African Cup of nations.

COLLEGE:
Tallied 31 goals and 16 assists over 47 games in two years at NCAA Division II Cal State-Dominguez Hills. Led the California Collegiate Athletic Association in points and game-winning goals as a sophomore. Selected as a third-team All-American. Honored as a first-team All-West Region selection for the second time.

YOUTH:
Played club soccer for Manhattan Beach Hurricanes and attended Luezinger High School in Lawndale, California. Led high school team to 2002 CIF Champions.

PERSONAL:
The son of Fatima Kamara. Family comes first in his life. Plays the African drums. Admires Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant. Favorite movie is "Blood Diamond." Enjoys playing video games, basketball, and volleyball, and singing. Majored in kinesiology at Cal State-Dominguez Hills. Lists favorite author as Ishmael Beah, author of "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier," who is from Sierra Leone.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2013 Sporting Kansas City 15 10 7 1022 2 42 13 16 5 0 0
2012 Sporting Kansas City 33 32 11 2871 8 134 49 46 12 3 0
2011 Sporting Kansas City 30 24 9 2201 4 91 29 37 7 2 0
2010 Kansas City Wizards 29 27 10 2418 6 91 33 44 16 4 0
2009 Kansas City Wizards 6 4 1 397 0 12 2 10 2 1 0
2009 Houston Dynamo 22 20 5 1780 1 40 21 43 12 3 0
2008 Houston Dynamo 10 6 2 555 2 18 9 10 7 1 1
2008 San Jose Earthquakes 12 11 2 997 0 28 12 25 5 2 0
2007 Columbus Crew 17 4 2 475 0 16 7 11 5 0 0
2006 Columbus Crew 19 9 3 928 0 26 9 18 12 1 0
Career Totals 193 147 52 13644 23 498 184 260 83 17 1

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 15 10 7 1022 2 42 13 16 5 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Sporting Kansas City 2 2 0 180 1 7 1 2 2 1 0
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 33 32 11 2871 8 134 49 46 12 3 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Sporting Kansas City 3 3 0 269 0 8 4 3 2 0 0
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 30 24 9 2201 4 91 29 37 7 2 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Kansas City Wizards 29 27 10 2418 6 91 33 44 16 4 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Kansas City Wizards 6 4 1 397 0 12 2 10 2 1 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 22 20 5 1780 1 40 21 43 12 3 0

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 2 1 1 78 0 1 1 2 2 0 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 10 6 2 555 2 18 9 10 7 1 1
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 12 11 2 997 0 28 12 25 5 2 0

2007 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 17 4 2 475 0 16 7 11 5 0 0

2006 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 19 9 3 928 0 26 9 18 12 1 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
8/31/2013 COL @ KC W 1-2 Subbed On 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/23/2013 KC @ CHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/18/2013 KC @ SJ L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 NE @ KC W 0-3 Started 90 2 0 4 2 3 2 0 0
8/3/2013 NY @ KC L 3-2 Started 90 1 1 5 1 0 2 0 0
7/27/2013 KC @ MTL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 0
7/20/2013 KC @ RSL W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
7/13/2013 TOR @ KC W 0-3 Started 90 0 1 4 1 1 1 0 0
7/7/2013 KC @ CHI W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0
7/3/2013 VAN @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0
6/29/2013 CLB @ KC W 2-3 Started 90 2 0 4 3 0 1 0 0
6/22/2013 KC @ DAL T 2-2 Started 90 1 0 4 2 2 2 0 0
6/1/2013 MTL @ KC L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2013 HOU @ KC T 1-1 Subbed On 38 1 0 4 2 0 1 0 0
5/19/2013 KC @ DC T 1-1 Subbed On 26 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 0
5/12/2013 KC @ HOU W 1-0 Subbed On 35 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/8/2013 SEA @ KC L 1-0 Subbed On 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2013 CHV @ KC W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 POR @ KC L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 KC @ LA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2013 KC @ NY W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2013 DC @ KC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 MTL @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 KC @ NE T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 CHI @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 KC @ TOR L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/2/2013 KC @ PHI W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/24/2012 PHI @ KC W 1-2 Started 90 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0
10/20/2012 KC @ NY T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 4 3 1 0
10/7/2012 KC @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0
9/28/2012 CHI @ KC W 0-2 Started 90 0 1 5 2 2 2 0 0
9/22/2012 KC @ MTL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0
9/19/2012 KC @ NY W 2-0 Started 90 1 0 6 2 0 2 0 0
9/14/2012 HOU @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 8 3 1 1 0 0
9/1/2012 TOR @ KC W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 9 1 1 0 1 0
8/26/2012 NY @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 4 1 0 3 0 0
8/18/2012 KC @ TOR W 1-0 Started 86 1 0 5 3 0 5 0 0
8/11/2012 DC @ KC W 1-2 Started 90 0 1 3 0 1 4 0 0
8/4/2012 KC @ NE W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
7/28/2012 CLB @ KC L 2-1 Started 90 1 0 5 1 0 2 0 0
7/21/2012 NE @ KC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0
7/18/2012 KC @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 1 0 4 2 2 1 0 0
7/14/2012 KC @ CLB W 2-0 Started 90 0 1 2 0 3 2 0 0
7/7/2012 HOU @ KC T 0-0 Started 81 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0
7/4/2012 KC @ MTL W 3-1 Started 69 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 0
6/29/2012 CHI @ KC L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 8 3 0 3 0 0
6/23/2012 KC @ PHI L 0-4 Started 90 0 0 3 2 3 3 0 0
6/20/2012 KC @ SEA T 1-1 Subbed On 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 TOR @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/27/2012 SJ @ KC W 1-2 Started 90 1 1 6 2 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 KC @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
5/12/2012 KC @ CHI L 1-2 Started 90 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0
5/5/2012 MTL @ KC L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 5 1 1 3 0 0
4/21/2012 KC @ POR L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 4 2 1 5 0 0
4/18/2012 KC @ VAN W 3-1 Started 90 1 0 3 1 0 2 0 0
4/14/2012 RSL @ KC W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 0
4/7/2012 LA @ KC W 0-1 Started 90 1 0 2 2 5 3 0 0
4/1/2012 KC @ CHV W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 4 1 2 2 0 0
3/25/2012 DAL @ KC W 1-2 Started 90 1 0 11 5 2 1 0 0
3/17/2012 NE @ KC W 0-3 Started 90 1 1 7 3 1 1 0 0
3/10/2012 KC @ DC W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 6 3 3 3 0 0
10/22/2011 KC @ DC W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 7 1 1 2 0 0
10/15/2011 NY @ KC W 0-2 Started 89 0 0 5 2 2 1 0 0
10/1/2011 KC @ SJ T 1-1 Started 72 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2011 CLB @ KC W 1-2 Started 90 1 0 6 4 2 2 0 0
9/23/2011 PHI @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 5 1 1 2 0 0
9/17/2011 KC @ RSL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
9/10/2011 HOU @ KC W 0-3 Subbed On 16 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/5/2011 LA @ KC T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 DAL @ KC L 3-2 Started 90 1 0 4 2 0 1 0 0
8/21/2011 DC @ KC W 0-1 Started 90 1 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
8/17/2011 POR @ KC W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0
8/6/2011 SEA @ KC L 2-1 Started 82 1 0 6 3 1 2 0 0
8/3/2011 RSL @ KC W 0-2 Started 74 0 0 1 1 4 3 0 0
7/30/2011 NE @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 6 1 3 0 0 0
7/23/2011 TOR @ KC W 2-4 Started 90 2 0 6 3 2 1 1 0
7/16/2011 KC @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 5 1 3 2 0 0
7/9/2011 CHV @ KC T 1-1 Subbed On 52 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
7/6/2011 COL @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/2/2011 KC @ POR W 2-1 Subbed On 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2011 VAN @ KC W 1-2 Subbed On 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
6/22/2011 KC @ PHI T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 4 0 1 5 0 0
6/17/2011 SJ @ KC W 0-1 Subbed On 27 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
6/12/2011 KC @ DAL W 4-1 Subbed On 22 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/9/2011 CHI @ KC T 0-0 Started 59 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
6/4/2011 KC @ TOR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 KC @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 KC @ SEA L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
5/14/2011 KC @ LA L 1-4 Started 67 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0
4/30/2011 KC @ NY L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0
4/23/2011 KC @ NE L 2-3 Started 87 2 0 5 2 2 3 0 0
4/16/2011 KC @ CLB L 0-1 Started 87 0 0 5 1 1 2 0 0
4/2/2011 KC @ VAN T 3-3 Started 90 1 0 4 2 2 2 0 0
3/26/2011 KC @ CHI L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/19/2011 KC @ CHV W 3-2 Started 90 0 2 3 0 2 1 0 0
10/23/2010 SJ @ KC W 1-4 Subbed On 19 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
10/16/2010 KC @ NE L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 7 1 1 3 0 0
10/12/2010 KC @ CHI W 2-0 Started 85 0 1 4 0 0 2 0 0
10/9/2010 SEA @ KC L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 4 0 3 1 0 0
10/2/2010 KC @ NY L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 6 2 2 4 0 0
9/25/2010 DAL @ KC L 3-1 Started 90 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 0
9/22/2010 HOU @ KC W 3-4 Started 90 1 0 4 2 0 3 0 0
9/19/2010 KC @ CHV W 2-0 Started 90 1 1 4 1 1 3 0 0
9/4/2010 KC @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 KC @ LA W 2-0 Started 81 0 1 2 0 3 1 0 0
8/21/2010 NE @ KC W 1-4 Started 90 1 2 3 2 2 1 0 0
8/14/2010 KC @ SJ L 0-1 Started 82 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/7/2010 RSL @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 6 1 1 2 0 0
7/31/2010 TOR @ KC W 0-1 Started 89 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
7/17/2010 KC @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 3 1 5 3 1 0
7/14/2010 KC @ CLB W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
7/10/2010 CHV @ KC L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 7 5 2 3 0 0
7/3/2010 KC @ DAL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
6/26/2010 NY @ KC L 3-0 Started 90 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
6/10/2010 PHI @ KC W 0-2 Started 90 1 0 3 1 3 4 0 0
6/5/2010 KC @ TOR T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
5/29/2010 KC @ RSL L 1-4 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 3 1 0
5/23/2010 CLB @ KC L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 4 1 1 3 0 0
5/15/2010 CHI @ KC T 2-2 Started 90 2 0 5 3 0 0 0 0
5/5/2010 KC @ DC L 1-2 Subbed On 45 1 0 4 2 1 0 0 0
5/1/2010 KC @ HOU L 0-3 Started 45 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
4/24/2010 LA @ KC T 0-0 Started 83 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
4/17/2010 KC @ SEA L 0-1 Started 89 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0
4/10/2010 COL @ KC W 0-1 Started 90 1 0 4 2 4 4 1 0
3/27/2010 DC @ KC W 0-4 Started 90 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves