Major League Soccer

CF Montréal sign Kei Kamara through the 2022 MLS season

Lizzy Becherano
Kei Kamara is returning to MLS
Kei Kamara is returning to MLS / Visionhaus/GettyImages

CF Montréal have added forward Kei Kamara to the roster for the 2022 MLS season with an option year for 2023, the club announced Friday.

Kamara is a 15-year MLS veteran, and stands as the fifth all-time leading scorer in league history with 130 goals across 359 regular-season matches. He's only three goals behind legends Jaime Moreno and four behind Jeff Cunningham in the overall leaderboard.

“In the absence of numerous attacking options through either injury or illness, namely that of young forward Ivy Brisma who had a strong preseason training camp, we had to take measures to strengthen the roster,” sporting director Olivier Renard said in a release.

“Kei is a highly experienced player in MLS whose offensive abilities will help us both on the pitch and in the locker room with our young group of players. We’re happy to welcome him to the club.”

This is the ninth MLS team Kamara will be joining, after successful stints with the Columbus Crew and Sporting Kansas City, among others. He last featured in the American league in 2020 with the Colorado Rapids and Minnesota United. 

The 37-year-old arrives as a free agent after competing for HIFK Fotboll in Finland. Kamara has also played for English sides Middlesbrough and Norwich City in the past.

Internationally, Kamara has featured for Sierra Leone on 39 occasions since debuting in 2010. Most recently, he played for the team in the Africa Cup of Nations last month.