June 25, 2024

Kei Kamara has made a significant move to LAFC, becoming the first player to join an MLS team for the eleventh time. LAFC announced the signing of the veteran striker for the 2024 season with an option for 2025.

With 144 regular-season goals to his name, Kamara ranks third in MLS history, just one goal behind Landon Donovan. Chris Wondolowski leads the pack with 171 goals.

As a seasoned MLS veteran with 17 years of experience and 418 regular-season appearances, Kamara entered free agency before joining LAFC.

LAFC’s co-president & general manager, John Thorrington, expressed excitement about adding Kamara to the team, citing his prolific goal-scoring record and his ties to Southern California.

CF Montréal's Kei Kamara reaches another MLS goalscoring milestone |  MLSSoccer.com

Kamara has previously played for ten other MLS clubs, including Chicago Fire FC, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, and others. His MLS journey began in 2006 as a first-round SuperDraft pick.

In addition to his MLS stints, Kamara has played overseas for clubs like Middlesbrough and Norwich City in England, as well as HIFK Fotboll in Finland.

At LAFC, Kamara adds depth to the attacking lineup led by Dénis Bouanga. The team is reportedly set to sign Olivier Giroud from AC Milan in the summer.

Under head coach Steve Cherundolo, LAFC has experimented with various attacking formations, including the use of Mateusz Bogusz as a false No. 9 alongside Bouanga and Cristian Olivera.

Despite a slow start to the season, LAFC aims to build on their recent success, having won the MLS Cup in 2022 and currently sitting sixth in the Western Conference table.

MLS legend Kei Kamara signs with LAFC as 39-year-old looks to surpass USMNT  icon Landon Donovan's historic goal tally | Goal.com

 

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