If the Revolution want to take down the defending champs on the road, they’ll have to do it without Kei Kamara. According to Kyle McCarthy, the Sierra Leonean forward did not travel with the team to Seattle and will instead stay home with his wife as the couple awaits the birth of their child.
Kei Kamara (wife expecting child) did not travel with New England squad to Seattle for tomorrow night's game at CLink, per #MLS source.— Kyle McCarthy (@kylejmccarthy) April 28, 2017
Kamara has appeared in all eight Revolution matches this season (seven starts), recording two goals and an assist.
Revolution Head Coach Jay Heaps now has a decision to make regarding his attacking core. Lee Nguyen serves as a the likeliest candidate to fill Kamara’s void, with Kelyn Rowe sliding into a center attacking midfield role. But Heaps could go another route, such as giving Femi Hollinger-Janzen or Teal Bunbury a start in Kamara’s absence, or shifting to a 4-1-4-1 with Juan Agudelo as a lone striker.
Either way, Kamara’s presence will be missed as the Revolution seek to rebound from a three-match, two-point stretch through the middle of April.
The Bent Musket wishes the best for the entire Kamara family as they await the birth of their child.