Kamara scores first goal on MLS return as Strasser makes debut
March 17, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Sierra Leone striker Kei Kamara notched his first goal since returning to the U.S. Major League Soccer (MLS) to help Columbus Crew SC secure a 2-0 win over Toronto FC at the Mapfre Stadium.
The home side took the lead through Justin Meram in the 57th minute and four minutes later, the Sierra Leone international showed terrific energy when he made it 2-0 with a close-range half-volley.
The goal was Kamara’s 53rd in his MLS career; he said it was great to get his first goal of the season at home.
“It felt great. To get that goal in front of the home fans, it’s amazing,” the striker stated. “It’s not just about the goal, though. It’s a goal that’s a part of three points, so for me, it feels pretty good.”
Also in the MLS, midfielder Michael Lahoud was introduced in the 79th minute, replacing Cristian Oscar Maidana as his Philadelphia Union side forced Real Salt Lake to a 3-3 draw.
In Italy, midfielder Rodney Strasser made his debut for Italian Serie B side, Livorno in their 3-0 away defeat to Spezia. It was the midfielder’s first outing for the club since joining them on-loan from Parma.
In the quarter-finals of the Swedish Cup – The Svenska Cupen – striker Alhaji Kamara played full time but could not help his Norrköping side escape elimination as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Häcken.
In the Portuguese Segunda Liga, defender Ibrahim ‘Obreh’ Kargbo played full time for Atlético CP but suffered a 3-0 defeat to Leixões.
In the English League Two, striker Sullay Kaikai played full time for Cambridge United in their 1-1 draw with Stevenage.
Finally in the Israeli topflight league, midfielder Mohamed ‘Medo’ Kamara also played full time for Maccabi Haifa in their 2-0 win over Hapoel Haifa.