It took seven games, but Kei Kamara has scored his first goal as a member of the New England Revolution.
With his team down 2-1 against the New York Cosmos (NASL), Revs head coach Jay Heaps inserted Kamara for Scott Caldwell in the 61st minute. A mere 14 minutes later, the forward tied the game by taking a shot from a narrow-angle.
Kei Kamara has his first New England goal and The match is level at 2. pic.twitter.com/Ezi07Z44Yf— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) June 30, 2016
Kamara was also influential in the go-ahead goal, helping set up a Teal Bunbury tally in the 83rd minute. Kamara's simple layoff lead to a Bunbury rocket that helped the Revs advance to the Sixth Round of the US Open Cup.
Kei finds Bunbury who finishes well to give New England a late lead over the Cosmos. pic.twitter.com/k7M7g6jTLe— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) June 30, 2016
Kamara was acquired by the Revs in a trade with Columbus Crew SC on May 12. While the Sierra Leone native has been active in the final third, he didn't appear on the score sheet until Wednesday night.
In sum, Kamara has played five league games and two Open Cup games.