Kei Kamara

Columbus Crew SC

Is Kei Kamara a long-term answer for the Revolution?

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Or should the team trade him in the offseason? Tell us in today's open thread.

Kei Kamara has endured his share of criticism since joining the Revolution a year-and-a-half ago. In his first 38 games with the Revs, he scored 11 goals. Yet during his two-season stint with Columbus Crew SC, he scored once every one-and-a-half matches.

Know Thy Enemy: Previewing the Kamara Derby with Massive Report

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Can it be called the "Kamara Derby" if only one Kamara is going to play?

Okay, so we should address the first problem with this preview.

Kei Kamara didn't travel with the #NERevs for Saturday's game vs. #CrewSC. His wife is still expecting a child, per team source.

Lee Nguyen

Kamara, Koffie stock up in Revolution win vs. Orlando City

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Plus two others who stepped up against the Lions.

The Revolution came to play on Saturday. In front of 17,865 fans at Gillette Stadium, Kei Kamara put on an attacking clinic, scoring three of four Revolution goals in a 4-0 rout of Orlando City SC.

Here's who stood out during the weekend win:

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Kei Kamara

Kamara was on another planet Saturday night.

Fantasy Focus: All Rev-ed Up

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All they do is Nguyen

Our leader this round was HICKENHÖPPER FC, who scored 125 points. Captain Kei Kamara (NE, $9.8) led the team with a hat trick and 38 points, while his teammate Lee Nguyen (NE, $11.00) tallied four assists and 19 points of his own. Roman Alessandrini (LA, $10.

MLS Week 26: Red cards and shutouts

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Some MLS teams took advantage of the international break and others didn't. That meant a shorter MLS weekend than usual with only four games on Saturday. The scores start with New England shutting out Orlando 4-0 at Gillette Stadium. Kei Kamara had a hat trick with goals in the 26th, 75th and 89th minutes.

Nguyen ties MLS record with four assists in win vs. Orlando City

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First he set up a Kei Kamara hat trick. Then he created a fourth goal in stoppage time.

After missing two consecutive matches due to injury, Lee Nguyen showed up in a big way Saturday night. The crafty midfielder turned in one the best performances of his career against Orlando City SC, earning an assist or a secondary assist on all four Revolution goals during a 4-0 rout.

Revolution 4, Orlando City 0: Kamara’s hat trick fuels victory

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Career nights for Kamara, Nguyen helped the Revs run away from the Lions.

The Revolution opened its September account with a 4-0 win over guests Orlando City SC Saturday night. Kei Kamara scored his first career hat trick, Lee Nguyen tied a league record with four assists and the Revs kept its playoff hopes alive with a much-needed victory.

Farrell, Agudelo stock down in Revolution loss to Fire

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An uninspired performance for the Revs resulted in few bright spots.

The Fire completed a three-match sweep of the Revolution on Saturday with a dominant 4-1 win. The loss served as the eighth road defeat of the season for the navy and red, who remain six points out of playoff contention.

Here's one player who stood out—and three who didn't:

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Kei Kamara

Don't look now, but Kamara has flipped the script on his Revolution tenure over the past three weeks.

Major League Soccer

Around The Forest: Kei Kamara nets first career hat trick

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Happy Labor Day!

Portland:

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Portland Timbers players come from a variety of countries and various parts of the United States. Different languages, different cultures. Timbers Roots takes a look at some of the origins of Portland players to learn more about where they came from before they were part of The Rose City.

MLS Week 21: Four goal shutouts

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Week 21 of the 2017 MLS season started with Atlanta and Orlando drawing 1-1 on national television. Kaka opened the scoring for Orlando in the 40th minute on the road. Hector Villalba equalized two minutes into stoppage time. Dom Dwyer started for Orlando in his first game since the move from Sporting KC.

Union-NYCFC preview, USMNT, El Tri news: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/3/17

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Union take on NYCFC in the Bronx today, read some links before the kickoff.

Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union
The Union look to start a new winning streak against a dangerous NYCFC team

Union have 'full confidence' in Warren Creavalle ahead of New York showdown
The Philadelphia Union's third-string defensive midfielder is a 26-year-old veteran with 113 MLS appearances.

Midweek MLS: Big wins for Columbus and Houston

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Week 14 of the 2017 MLS season started on Wednesday with Columbus shutting out Seattle 3-0 at MAPFRE Stadium. Federico Higuain scored in the 10th with Justin Meram doubling the lead in the 21st. Meram assisted on Ola Kamara's goal in the 59th. Zach Steffen kept the clean sheet with three saves.

NYCFC and New England drew 2-2 at Yankee Stadium.

New England Revolution

DC United 1, Revolution 0: New England Sinks Lower in 2017 Season

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A loss on the road to the last place team in the East surely means the Revs will miss the playoffs.

With the New England Revolution's playoff hopes fading fast, they needed to find a way to win their first road game at RFK Stadium against a suddenly confident team.

Luciano Acosta's second half goal sunk the Revs on the road once again in a 1-0 loss and has given New England an even bigger hole to climb out of in the Eastern Conference.

Resurgence of Teal Bunbury has Revolution back on track

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FOXBOROUGH Despite the New England Revolution's struggles this season, there has been a general consensus that the Revolution are not lacking in offensive talent especially so after the team's summer transfer window acquisition of Hungarian forwardKrisztián Németh.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 21

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There were goals aplenty in this week's MLS action, as four teams put up four goals each in high-powered showings.

A late equalizer from Hector Villalba salvaged a draw for Atlanta United, 1-1, against Orlando City. (READ)

A two-goal game from Kei Kamara boosted the New England Revolution to a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union.

Player ratings: New England Revolution 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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It's not quite August, but another critical – and seriously disheartening – loss to a fellow Eastern Conference contender may spell the end of the Union's playoff hopes. Did anyone show up to play? Check the ratings.

Embattled Kei Kamara could be Revs' best chance at making postseason

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FOXBOROUGH One week after New England Revolution forward Kei Kamara spoke candidly to the media about whether coach Jay Heaps' system is a good system for his skill set, all eyes were on how the 32-year-old Designated Player would respond on Saturday against the Philadelphia Union.

No Road Revolution Found: New England Revolution 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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It just gets worse and worse for the Philadelphia Union on the road in 2017. They've won one road match all year, and that one match was all the way back in May. Tonight they visited Foxboro and left recipients of a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the New England Revolution.

The Union got off to a slow start in the attack.

Match report: New England Revolution 3-0 Philadelphia Union

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Stuck in first gear, Philadelphia Union failed to trouble the New England Revolution, who rode a brace from Kei Kamara to a 3-0 victory.

Revolution 4, Galaxy 3: Goal galore as Revs end losing streak

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Revs get their first win since June 3.

The New England Revolution outscored the LA Galaxy 4-3 to collect their first win since June 3. The result halted the Revs' losing streak at four and put them even in the standings with the Philadelphia Union.

Kei Kamara almost nabbed a goal in the 11th minute when he tried to chip goalkeeper Brian Rowe from distance.

Video: Kei Kamara goes on Twitter rant after being fined over socks

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Yes @MLS fines only KEI KAMARA $1,250 . pic.twitter.com/HPNYcnc7Nd

- KEI KAMARA (@keikamara) July 20, 2017


MLS: Kei Kamara Posts Wonderful Twitter Rant After Receiving $1,250 Fine For Wearing Odd Socks (Video)

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Once briefly of Norwich and Middlesbrough, Kei Kamara is currently on the books New England Revolution where he recently picked up a fine for the heinous crime of wearing a pair of unauthorised socks.

Indeed, the 32-year-old striker was stung for $1,250 by the MLS top brass for taking to the pitch wearing a pair of Trusox support socks.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 3-0 New England Revolution

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As we celebrate our nation's independence, the Philadelphia quelled a Revolution of their own. PSP is here with the player ratings from the Union's 3-0 win over (New) England.

Fire Hang On For Massive Road Win

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There are times in a soccer match when scoring a goal can destroy the motivation for an opponent to mount a comeback. The New England Revolution were that team on Saturday shortly after Luis Solignac put the visiting Fire 2:0 up in the 61st minute. It was the kind of authoritative strike that resulted in the Revs looking like they were ready to pack it in.

Revolution 1, Fire 2: Revs' home unbeaten run snapped at 12

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Antonio Delamea's goal wasn't enough as the Revs fall 2-1 to the Fire.

The New England Revolution saw their 12-game home unbeaten run come to an end on Saturday, as they suffered a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire.

The visitors got things going in the 18th minute with clever movement that clearly came from the training ground.

Revolution 1, Red Bulls 2: Revs lose on the road despite early goal

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Red Bull Arena continues to be a daunting place for the Revs.

The New England Revolution couldn't hold onto their early lead as they fell 2-1 to the New Red Bulls on Saturday night.

The Revs opened the scoring in the 9th minute when Lee Nguyen converted a penalty. Referee Ismail Elfath pointed to the spot when Damien Perrinelle fouled Diego Fagundez in the box.

Revolution 2, Crew SC 1: Revs extend home unbeaten streak to 10

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Diego does the double to help the Revs avenge their recent loss to Crew SC.

The New England Revolution extended their home unbeaten run to 10 when they defeated Columbus Crew SC 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Crew SC were dangerous early on, as they used the flanks to disturb the Revolution defense.

Revolution score four in first half to trounce Real Salt Lake

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FOXBOROUGH The New England Revolution hadn't won in a month entering Saturday night and the Revs offense decided enough was enough.

Lee Nguyen, Kei Kamara and Diego Fagundez each had a goal and an assist to power the hosts to a 4-0 victory over Real Salt Lakeat Gillette Stadium.

How To Watch: Revolution at Crew SC

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We were not aware the Revs were allowed to play teams from the Eastern Conference.

The New England Revolution end a two-game road trip with a trip to MAPFRE Stadium and a match with the Columbus Crew SC later tonight.

New England has drawn three straight and are winless in four games while Columbus have lost two in row and three of four overall.

Revolution v. D.C. United: Injury Reports

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Daigo Kobayashi is listed as questionable.

The New England Revolution have one name on their most recent injury report as Daigo Kobayashi is listed as questionable with a leg contusion.

On Wednesday, Kobayashi got his first start since August 6, 2016. The Japanese midfielder operated on the right flank before making way for Kei Kamara in the 52nd minute.

Revolution v. Dynamo: Best Moment, Tweet, and more

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Kei Kamara's goal really opened things up.

The New England Revolution's good run of form continued on Saturday afternoon when they bested the Houston Dynamo 2-0. Here's a quick recap of everything you missed from the game.

Moment of the Match

The first half came and went without much to talk about but things changed after the break as the Revs pushed to break the deadlock.

Houston Dynamo vs New England Revolution Final Score: Dynamo fall 2-0 on the road

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Dynamo road woes continue.

The Houston Dynamo were on the road on Saturday against the New England Revolution. Missing for the Dynamo was AJ DeLaGarza who suffered a calf strain that prevented him from playing with Boniek Garcia starting in his place at right back. Also, starting this game for the Dynamo was Dylan Remick who scored his first MLS goal last game against the New York Red Bulls.

Revolution 2, Dynamo 0: Revs’ undefeated streak grows to three straight

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Kei Kamara and Juan Agudelo grab goals to keep the Revs undefeated at home.

The New England Revolution are now undefeated in three straight outings, as they downed the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. Kei Kamara and Juan Agudelo grabbed their second and third goals of the year to secure full points for the home side.

Jay Heaps

Who’s the odd man out in the Revolution attack?

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The addition of Krisztian Nemeth creates an attacking logjam. Who should start? Tell us in today's open thread.

The Revolution have no shortage of attacking options. And the arrival of Hungarian forward Krisztian Nemeth only expands this depth.

Expected to join the gameday 18 when the Revs visit D.

Can the Revolution thrive in a 3-5-2 formation?

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Share your thoughts in today's open thread.

During the Revolution's 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire on Saturday, Jay Heaps deployed a fluid formation. He started with a 4-2-3-1 with Kei Kamara as the lone striker. Then, he transitioned to a 4-4-2 before finishing the match in a less conventional 3-5-2.

The Rest

Kamara, Caldwell stock up in Revolution win vs. Union

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Here's who stood out during the week 21 victory.

During a modest two-match winning streak, the Revolution have scored seven goals at Gillette Stadium. The most recent outpouring arrived during a 3-0 rout of the Philadelphia Union, a club the Revs have historically struggled to beat.

Here's who stood out during the week 21 win:

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Kei Kamara

The second trade talks started to swirl, Kamara tapped into the 2015 version of himself.

Three Revolution players to ship off for international duty

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A group of Revolution mainstays will join their home nations in mid-June.

A trio of Revolution regulars will soon depart Foxboro for competitions on three different continents. On Tuesday, Antonio Delamea, Kei Kamara and Je-Vaughn Watson all received call-ups from their respective home nations and will participate in international matches later this month.

Agudelo stock up, Heaps stock down in Revolution draw vs. Sounders

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Who stood out during the wild week nine match?

​For 74 minutes of Saturday's match at CenturyLink Field, the Revolution looked destined to grab its first road win of the season. And then the Sounders scored three unanswered goals. The match ended in a 3-3 deadlock.

Who stood out—and who didn't—during the Revs' third straight draw?

Kei Kamara out for Revolution match vs. Sounders

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The forward did not travel to Seattle for Saturday's match.

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.