Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Kamara completes move to England
September 2nd, 2013 7:54PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, mls, sporting kansas city

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS TRANSACTIONS] For the second time this year, Kei Kamara is headed to England, though his time it is on a permanent transfer. Sporting Kansas City transferred the 29-year-old Sierra Leonean to Middlesbrough of the Football League Championship, the second tier of English soccer.

Kamara had joined Norwich City of the Premier League on loan until early May -- the end of the MLS transfer window. As part of the agreement for him to go on loan, Sporting KC extended Kamara's contract, which was set to run out at the end of 2013.

That extension allowed Sporting KC to get what it termed a "substantial transfer fee" reported in the English press to be 900,000 pounds ($1.4 million).

Sporting KC will receive two-thirds of the substantial transfer fee to use as allocation money, per MLS rules for transfers.

"Over the last four-plus years, Kei's progression as a player has been tremendous," said Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes in a statement. "We appreciate his service to the team and to the club and we wish nothing but the best for him and his next challenge as a player."

Sporting KC had given contract extensions to U.S. national team starters Matt Besler and Graham Zusi to keep them with the club.

2013 MLS Transfers:
PLAYER (TRANSFER) FEE
Kei Kamara
, Sporting Kansas City to Middlesbrough (England), $1,400,000
Andy Najar, D.C. United to Anderlecht (Belgium), $3,000,000
Alain Rochat, D.C. United to BSC Young Boys (Switzerland), $500,000
Brek Shea, FC Dallas to Stoke City (England), $4,000,000


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Felix Magath    
"I merely suggested it could be worth trying the old wives' tale of applying quark cheese ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS Week 28] There's a new team atop the Power Rankings as the streaking LA Galaxy ...
NYCFC and Orlando City will draw for player slots    
[MLS EXPANSION] Representatives from New York City FC and Orlando City, the two 2015 MLS expansion ...
What They're Saying: Nasser Al Khater    
"The only question now is when, not if. Summer or winter, we will be ready." -- ...
D.C. United is on verge of clinching    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Preview] MLS's four U.S. entrants are all in action in the Concacaf Champions ...
Olsen is still MLS's youngest head coach    
[MAKING A LIST] Almost four years after being named D.C. United head coach, Ben Olsen is ...
D.C. United rewards Olsen with multi-year extension    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Head coach Ben Olsen, who survived D.C. United's horrific 2013 campaign, the worst in ...
Valeri volleys a golazo on the run     
[VIDEO PICK: MLS Goals of the Week] Portland's Diego Valeri looks set to garner his third ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 6 Washington rebounded from allowing an early goal to beat USF, 2-1, in ...
Howard gaffes cost Everton dearly at home    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Everton's defensive troubles in the English Premier League continued as it dropped a 3-2 ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives