Player Details

Name

Kei Kamara

Height

6' 3"

Weight

187 lbs

Date of Birth

9.1.1984 (37)

Birthplace

Kenema, Sierra Leone

Position

Forward

Position Detail

Striker

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Out of contract Dec. 11, 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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