Kei Kamara

Kei Kamara
Kei Kamara
Kei Kamara
Real Name: Kei Kamara
HT: 6' 3" WT: 190
Age: 36 (09/01/1984)
Birthplace: Kenema, Sierra Leone
Hometown: Kenema, Sierra Leone

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Colorado on September 19, 2020. 

Kamara is a center forward who has terrorized MLS defenses with elite athleticism, dominant aerial ability and superlative one-touch finishing since entering the league in 2006 (126 goals, 45 assists in 343 appearances). He is coming off his second consecutive 14-goal season and the 36-year-old shows no signs of slowing down.

INTERNATIONAL: Kamara has made 27 appearances for the Sierra Leone national team, scoring four 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.

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.

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

NOTES: A refugee from war-torn Sierra Leone, who arrived in the USA at age 14 ... 2015 MLS Best XI and MVP finalist ... 2015 MLS All-Star ... 2015 MLS Works Humanitarian of the Year

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2020Minnesota United76145811153300
2020Colorado Rapids95352211756110
2019Colorado Rapids29291425411944439951
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-35929913027117471037401477177433
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