Kei Kamara Sold To Middlesbrough

Kei Kamara Sold To Middlesbrough

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 2, 2013
  • 2013 MLS Season, Features, Kei Kamara, Transfers
Kei Kamara heads back to England. (Getty Images)

Kei Kamara heads back to England. (Getty Images)

Kei Kamara is back on the move and is heading back to England.

Sporting Kansas City announced on Monday evening that they have sold the striker to English Championship side Middlesbrough. The transfer fee has not been disclosed. Sporting KC will receive two-thirds of the substantial transfer fee to use as allocation money per MLS rules.

The Sporting Kansas City forward was second on the team with seven goals, despite missing the early part of the season while on loan at Norwich City. Kamara has been one of the more consistent offensive players in MLS over the past four seasons, scoring 37 goals and adding in 20 assists.

Kamara scored one goal in 11 league appearances with Norwich City.

Middlesbrough FC has played in the Football League Championship, the second tier of English soccer, since the 2009-10 season.  The club finished 16th in the 24-team league last season and currently holds the 15th position through five games (1-1-3) this year.

It will be interesting to see how Sporting KC handles the loss of Kamara again this season. SKC will have to lean heavily on Graham Zusi, Dom Dwyer and Claudio Bieler for the rest of the way here this season.