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Wizards re-sign Kamara, Stern John in limbo
by Ridge Mahoney, February 2nd, 2010 7AM

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[MLS] Did Kansas City's signing of forward Kei Kamara cut down the possibility that former Crew striker Stern John will return to MLS? Kansas City was one of several MLS teams contacted in regards to John, 33, who was sold by MLS to English club Nottingham Forest for 1.5 million pounds ($3 million) after the 1999 season and in the past decade has played for eight English clubs, scoring 87 goals in league play.

Kansas City is Kamara's fourth MLS stop since he came to the league in 2006 with Columbus. After two seasons with the Crew, he played for San Jose and Houston prior to being acquired by Kansas City from the Dynamo last September. He scored six goals in 28 games last season; his career totals are 86 games, 15 goals, and three assists.

Kamara, 25, has played five times for Sierra Leone's national team. His previous four-year deal had expired and he signed a new MLS contract, the length and terms of which were not released.

"We're very pleased to be able to re-sign Kei," Wizards coach Peter Vermes said. "He adds a different dimension to our attack that we hope to take advantage of."

According to a source, both D.C. United and Columbus have declined the opportunity to sign John, who scored 44 goals in 55 games for the Crew in 1998-99 and is nearing the end of his contract with English club Crystal Palace. He went on loan to Ipswich Town, whose manager, former Irish international Roy Keane, elected not to acquire him in a transfer prior to the closing of the European transfer window Monday.

John has played seven games for Palace this season without scoring, and netted once in seven games for Ipswich.

 



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