Kamara Traded To Houston

Kamara Traded To Houston

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 24, 2008
  • 4 Comments
  • Kei Kamara, Trades

Getty ImagesNothing like an All-Star break trade to get the presses going again.

The Houston Dynamo and expansion side San Jose Earthquakes have come together to put a little deal together to send striker Kei Kamara to the Dynamo in exchange for a draft pick and some small allocation.

The deal will probably get finalized tomorrow as the league brass are in Toronto for tonight’s All-Star game.

The 23-year old Sierra Leone native, is in his third season in MLS, where he has tallied seven goals in 48 appearances.

I honestly like this move for the Dynamo. Kamara will get in with an offense that has some talent that could help him produce better for the rest of the year. As Houston continues to push for their third straight MLS Cup title, Kamara could be that key element that will help them out. He’s quick and still has loads of potential. Best thing for the Dynamo is he comes free and he won’t hurt their cap (Generation adidas players don’t count towards the cap).

Why would San Jose part with a young striker? Easy, they just signed/traded for two strikers in the past couple weeks and it was easy to see that Kamara was not going to be high in the pecking order.

What do you all make of this move?

  • Cannon Girl

    To quote Howard Stern—"Oh my".

  • Cannon Girl

    To quote Howard Stern—“Oh my”.

  • Kaiser

    This could be huge for Houston! Kamara will get great service from that midfield, and could turn out to be a perfect fit for a Houston team that needs help at striker. His speed could open up opposing defenses for other guys around him.<br />
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    Any idea what picks San Jose will be getting in return?

  • Kaiser

    This could be huge for Houston! Kamara will get great service from that midfield, and could turn out to be a perfect fit for a Houston team that needs help at striker. His speed could open up opposing defenses for other guys around him.

    Any idea what picks San Jose will be getting in return?