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Reports: Veteran F Kamara traded to Minnesota United

Field Level Media
19 Sep 2020, 12:40 GMT+10

One of the best goal-scorers in MLS history is headed to a new home as the Colorado Rapids traded Kei Kamara to Minnesota United FC, multiple outlets reported Friday.

According to ESPN, the Rapids are expected to receive $150,00 in allocation money and a second-round draft pick in 2022.

The deal is not official, and Kamara could require a COVID-19 quarantine period before he takes the field for the Loons, but Rapids head coach Robin Fraser mentioned the trade in a press conference Friday.

"I wish Kei well and I think he'll do really well at Minnesota," Fraser said.

Kamara, 36, is the fifth-leading goal-scorer in MLS history, connecting 129 times in his 14 seasons in the league.

The Sierra Leone native played college soccer at Cal State Dominguez Hills, which borders the Los Angeles Galaxy's Dignity Health Sports Park. He has since played for seven different MLS clubs, with Minnesota United set to become his eighth.

Kamara has scored three goals in nine games this season but has not played of late as the Rapids reportedly were looking to trade the forward. There were reports a deal with FC Cincinnati was close but it did not come to fruition.

The Loons (5-4-2, 17 points) entered the weekend in third place in the Western Conference with 21 goals, tied for third most in the league.

--Field Level Media

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