Media365 editorial staff, published on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 11:55 a.m.
Sierra Leonean striker Kei Kamara, who is about to celebrate his 38th birthday, continues to set MLS records with Montreal, his ninth club in the North American league.
Already ranked the best African scorer in MLS history, CF Montreal striker Kei Kamaracrossed a new course last Saturday in the North American Premier League record books. The Sierra Leonean international took the sole third place in the top scorers table of all time, scoring his 135th achievement, surpassing Jeff Cunningham.
Kamara, who turns 38 on September 1, opened the scoring for Montreal in the 26th minute with a precise pass from Romell Quioto in the box, opening the way for a unequivocal victory against the New England Revolution (4-0) at the Saputo stadium. Although he often scored against Montreal when he played with other teams, it was his first home goal of the season. Of course, the striker celebrated the iconic goal by sharing his joy with the fans.
» It feels good, Kamara said after the game. I’m happy today, because really, it was a full stadium and to score in front of these supporters was great. Witnessing this moment was amazing. That’s what I play for, so it’s good. »
An atypical journey
With Montreal, Kamara is in its ninth team in MLS, who made his debut in 2006 with Columbus. Despite the rapid qualitative evolution of the American first division and an unsuccessful stay in England, Kei Kamara is remained a regular and versatile goalscorerable to bring in various styles of play. In this sense, the consistency of his career is atypical in a heterogeneous championship and rejuvenated over the years.
Having started the 2022 season with 130 goals, Kamara was first ahead of Jaime Moreno in 4th place (133), before equaling the mark of Jeff Cunningham (134) on August 3 against the Columbus Crew in front of his family members. Only Top 10 scorer still active in MLS, Kamara could join American legend Landon Donovan in second place (145), who left his name to the annual MLS MVP award.
Kamara has signed a one-year contract with Montreal with an option for 2023. The one who played his first CAN this year with the Leone Stars has 5 goals and 5 assists in 25 games (10 starts) this season. CF Montreal still has eight games to play before the start of the MLS Cup playoffs next October.