Rapids acquire Kei Kamara

Oct 17, 2018; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Whitecaps forward Kei Kamara (23) heads the ball against Sporting KC during the first half at BC Place. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rapids announced on Tuesday that the soccer club has acquired striker Kei Kamara from F.C. Cincinnati in exchange for a 2019 international roster spot. Kamara is the second addition to the Rapids’ attacking front since the conclusion of the 2018 campaign.

“Kei Kamara is a natural goal scorer who has consistently ranked among the top finishers in MLS,” said Rapids Executive Vice President & General Manager, Pádraig Smith.

“His goal scoring capabilities will bring a much needed cutting edge to our attack. We are delighted to bring Kei to the club and look forward to seeing him on the field in the burgundy and blue in 2019.”

Originally drafted ninth overall by the Columbus Crew in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft, the 34-year old striker is currently Major League Soccer’s sixth all-time leading scorer with 135 goals and 41 assists 390 career appearances.

In his career, Kamara has played for Columbus, Houston, Kansas City, San Jose and most recently Vancouver. Additionally, the striker has also played in the English Premier League with Norwich City and Middlesbrough. Playing for Vancouver last season, Kamara tallied 17 goals and six assists.

“I’m excited to be joining Colorado and look forward to contributing with many goals for the club in 2019,” said Kamara in a release. “I want to be an important part of the team’s success next season.”

Full Name: Kei Kamara (KYE kuh-MAR-uh)

Age: 34

Position: Striker

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 190 lbs.

Birth Date: September 1, 1984

Birthplace: Kenema, Sierra Leone

Hometown: Kenema, Sierra Leone

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