October 23, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Columbus Crew striker, Kei Kamara, is in a disappointing mood as he will miss the final chance to scoop this year’s Major League Soccer (MLS) Audi Golden boot.
The forward has been ruled out from Crew’s final Eastern Conference league match of the season against DC United on Sunday due to yellow-card accumulation.
The absence of Kamara, who has already bagged in 22 goals this season, is a guarantee that the Audi Golden Boot will be won by Toronto FC striker Sebastian Giovinco, who is tied with Kamara at 22 goals apiece, but owns the assists tie breaker.
After Wednesday’s training session, the disappointed Crew striker admitted to MLS.com he is having a rough week and a difficult time to stay positive over the whole situation.
He told MLS.com: “It’s hard to stay positive with the whole situation, no matter what [the reason] is, you don’t play the whole season and miss the last game of the season. I’m trying to stay positive around here a little bit at training with the boys. But for me to sit out here and watch the game, it’s my whole career in front of me like that. It’s hard.”
The 31-year-old, despite understanding the league rules, says he didn’t deserve the card and wasn’t warned that it could have been coming.
“Yes, I got a yellow card; you can say I shouldn’t have gotten the yellow,” he said. “But there should have been a little bit of respect. I didn’t get a warning all game so to just get a yellow like that, it really ****s with me.”
The former Middlesbrough and Norwich City forward admitted that losing out on the chance to compete for the scoring title will stay with him.
“It would have been a good battle to finish [on] Decision Day,” he said. “How awesome would that have been on Decision Day, for [me and Giovinco] to finish the season playing the last game to see how it ends up? It’s really difficult for me to think of this going forward for the rest of my career and thinking about what it could have been.”