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Kei Kamara on target but Crew loses MLS Cup final

December 8, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.

It was a bitter-sweet Sunday night for Sierra Leone international Kei Kamara, who scored in the U.S. Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup final but his Columbus Crew side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Portland Timbers.

Kamara’s 18th minute strike was not enough for the Crew to be crowned champions of the MLS this season as goals from Diego Valeri and Rodney Wallace were enough for the Timbers to get their names in the MLS history books.

The defeat came as a disappointment for the 31-year-old Sierra Leonean forward who was hoping to win his first major title in his career. However, the 2015 season has been the best in his career after scoring 26 goals in all competition for the Crew.

He also helped his side to the MLS Eastern Conference crown last week after he finished the league as the MLS second top goal scorer, netting 22 goals.

Away from the MLS, Sierra Leone national team captain, Umaru ‘Zaingalay’ Bangura, featured full time for Dinamo Minsk as they defeated Gomel 1-2 in the Belarus Premier League.

In the English League One, striker Sullay Kaikai played full time but could not save Shrewsbury Town from a 1-3 defeat in the hands of Walsall on Saturday.

In Italy, midfielder Rodney Strasser’s Lupa Castelli Romani side continued their relegation battle as they were again thumped 3-0 by Martina Franca in the Italian Lega Pro.

In the Dutch league, Gibril Sankoh’s Roda JC side was forced to a goalless draw by FC Groningen.

Finally, midfielder Alfred ‘Zagalo’ Sankoh received his fourth yellow card in 12 matches this season as his Balikesirspor side was forced to a goalless draw by Karşiyaka.