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Kei Kamara scores 100th MLS goal on 300th appearance

March 13, 2018 By Sahr Morris Jnr

Kei Kamara celebrates after scoring a goal on a penalty kick against the Houston Dynamo David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Sierra Leone international, Kei Kamara, became the 10th player in Major League Soccer history to hit the 100-goal mark in the regular-season matches, thanks to his goal in Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 win over Houston Dynamo.

The 33-year-old 100th MLS regular season goal came in the 28th minute from the penalty spot before Brek Shea doubles their lead early in the second half at BBVA Compass Stadium.

“It’s an honour to really be playing for the Whitecaps now and reaching this milestone for this club,” said Kamara, who was playing in his overall 300th MLS games.

“Not just that, I’m playing against one of the teams I used to play with -the Dynamo.”

Kei Kamara is poised to make 300th MLS’s career appearance

“We were able to get three points tonight so not just the goal or the milestone, it’s a big game so it was good.”

Kamara has scored twice in as much as many games. The Sierra Leonean-born, in his 12th season in MLS, has scored goals for the Whitecaps, Columbus Crew SC, Sporting KC, Houston, San Jose Earthquakes and New England Revolution.

Kamara is resilient of one greater milestone – that is winning his first MLS Cup. “One thing that’s not under my belt is a championship ring,” Kamara said. “That’s the focus, that’s what I’m playing for right now and hopefully I’m able to get to that pretty soon.”

MLS top ten players with 100 goals
1 Landon Donovan (340 games – 145 goals), 2 Jeff Cunningham (365 games – 134 goals), 3 Chris Wondolowski (294 games – 134 goals), 4 Jaime Moreno (340 games – 133 goals), 5 Ante Razov (262 games – 114 goals), 6 Jason Kreis (305 games – 108 goals), 7 Dwayne De Rosario (343 games – 104 goals), 8 Taylor Twellman  (174 games 101 goals), 9 Edson Buddle (304 games – 100 goals), 10 Kei Kamara (300 games – 100 goals).

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