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Kei Kamara brace unable to secure Crew victory

April 10, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Sierra Leone striker Kei Kamara scored a brace for Columbus Crew but it was not enough for them to secure all three points last Wednesday against Vancouver Whitecaps, who fought back to earn a 2-2 draw in the U.S. Major League Soccer (MLS).

The home side Vancouver Whitecaps came from behind twice at the BC Place Stadium to earn a 2-2 draw and extended their unbeaten run though their winning streak was ended.

The former Norwich City and Middlesbrough forward opened the scoring with a resounding finish, following up his own pass to Ethan Finlay – which fell into empty space in the penalty area, allowing Kamara to charge in and lash home in the 24th minute.

Whitecaps striker Octavio Rivero scored his fifth goal of the season with his equaliser in the 31st minute.

Kamara’s second of the night required much less power than his first as the forward poked a side foot into the Vancouver net – having wrong-footed Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted.

However, the hosts responded again with Darren Mattocks equalising in the 64th minute – finishing from a neat lay-off from Kekuta Manneh on the left side of the area.

It was Kamara’s third goal in four games since returning to the MLS and he told the club website after the match that he still believes he has a lot more to show over the coming months.

“It’s my job, it’s what I do, and obviously it’s good to do it at the right time for the team and putting us in a good position,” said the Sierra Leone international. “I still could’ve been better. I felt like we could’ve been a lot better today against Vancouver. They’re a good team, but you know getting two goals on the road should definitely give us three points.”

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