Kei Kamara traded to Chicago Fire, 10th team in MLS career

The Chicago Fire acquired forward Kei Kamara from CF Montréal for $250,000 in GAM split across two seasons, $125,000 in 2023 and $125,000 in 2024. CF Montreal could receive an additional $150,000 in conditional GAM.

“Kei has shown throughout his career that he can consistently produce goals in MLS, including this past season with CF Montreal," said Chicago Fire sporting director Georg Heitz. "Not only will he help to make us more dangerous in the attacking third, but he will bring experience and leadership to the squad. Kei will be an important addition to the team as we continue to build the squad for the 2023 season.”

The 38-year-old Kamara had nine goals and seven assists in 2022 for CF Montreal, helping the Canadian team to a second-place finish in the Eastern Conference in 2022. In January, he sought a trade.

Chicago will be Kamara's 10th team and 11th stop in his MLS career. (He was drafted by Columbus out of Cal State Dominguez Hills in 2006 and played for the Crew again in 2015-16.) With 139 regular-season goals in 14 seasons, Kamara ranks third all-time in MLS history. He did not play in MLS in 2008, 2014 and 2021.
1 comment about "Kei Kamara traded to Chicago Fire, 10th team in MLS career".
  1. R2 Dad, February 25, 2023 at 11:31 a.m.

    Anyone know why this player can't stay too long on one place? He's the Clint Eastwood of MLS strikers.

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