Kei Kamara says he will give away all his goals just to bring this season Major League Soccer title to Columbus and has set his sights on helping the Black and Gold club wrest the MLS title from any team standing on their way.
Kamara was unfortunate not to be part of the Columbus winning side that won Crew SC’s first MLS title in 2008, but is determined to win the Cup for the city where he began his career this time.
“It’d be amazing just to win an MLS Cup, but it’d be even more special in the fact that it’s going back around to where I first started,” he says. “So if that’s how history is being written, then it’s the perfect time for me to be back in Columbus.”
“I’ll give all my goals just to bring a cup here, being part of this team,” he says. “I left in 2008 when they won it, so being back here this year, and to be able to win the MLS Cup, it’d be everything I asked for as a professional soccer player,” Kamara told columbuscrewsc.com
Kamara will be the main striker as Columbus Crew host New York Red Bulls in the first of their doubleheader in MLS Eastern Conference final on November 22.
Crew SC recorded a 3-1 second leg victory over Montreal Impact in extra time.
The Former Norwich and Middlesbrough striker Kei Kamara scored twice for Columbus, netting his 24th goal of the season – opening the scoring after four minutes and also getting Crew SC’s third after 111 minutes.
Kamara, 31, acknowledged that his first spell with Columbus seven years ago was not anywhere near one of his best but, has returned as a different player after spells in England with Norwich City and Middlesbrough.
Kamara is happy playing for the Capital City club.
“Columbus being my first professional team, it means so much more,” he says. “I didn’t do so well my first time around; but for me to come back here and have an incredible season that’s this right now, I’m just looking to offer this city a lot more going forward in my future.”