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D.C. United

Report: Kamara receives Sierra Leone callup in June

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Some good news for the D.C. United/Kickers striker.

D.C. United forward Alhaji Kamara has been called into the Sierra Leone national team for their Africa Cup of Nations qualification match with Kenya on June 10. The 23-year old forward has played for the Leone Stars first team 6 times, scoring 2 goals, and would not miss any potential first team appearances (D.

D.C. United signs IFK Norrkoping striker Alhaji Kamara

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The move is now a done deal.

Black & Red United can independently confirm that D.C. United has signed IFK Norrkoping player Alhaji Kamara. Kamara, 22, has been in D.C. for several days undergoing tests and being involved in negotiations to come to D.C., and IFK's Chairman Peter Hunt has said that the deal will not include a transfer fee for the striker from Sierra Leone, who is under contract until 2017 but has been sidelined since February with health issues.

D.C. United looking at Alhaji Kamara?

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An interesting (and very cautious) name surfaces on the Black-and-Red radar.

Steven Goff tweeted out this morning that D.C. United is looking at forward Alhaji 'Adriano' Kamara, a 22 year-old forward from Sierra Leone, recently from IFK Norrkoping in the Allsvenskan in Sweden. The 5 foot 11 inch forward had to stop playing soccer due to a heart condition which could have resulted in his death if it was not discovered, so he has been inactive for several months.

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Victor Mansaray open to Sierra Leone switch

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He has been a member of the United States Youth National Team picture.

Victor Mansaray, the Seattle Sounders fourth ever Homegrown Player, is open to playing for Sierra Leone if they come calling. The 20-year-old has been a member of the Sounders since midway between the 2012-2013 seasons when he joined the Sounders Academy.

Champions Ivory Coast survive scare to qualify

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Johannesburg (AFP) Title-holders Ivory Coast cleared a header off their goal-line in stoppage time to hang on to a 1-1 draw with Sierra Leone on Saturday to squeeze into the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Jonathan Kodjia scored via a bicycle kick after 35 minutes for the Ivorians before a sell-out 25,000 crowd in Bouake but Kei Kamara equalised on 67 minutes with a glancing header following a free-kick.

Kei Kamara Called Up For Sierra Leone Africa Cup Of Nations Qualifier

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The Revs will be represented during the international window though Kamara will miss this Saturday's game against the Colorado Rapids.

With fringe United States internationals Juan Agudelo and Lee Nguyen among others missing out on call ups this weekend, it appeared the New England Revolution would not be represented during the international window.

MLS star Kamara sent to New England Revolution after dispute, criticism

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New York (AFP) Striker Kei Kamara was traded Thursday from the Columbus Crew to the New England Revolution in a Major League Soccer swap days after a heated argument with teammate Federico Higuain.

Kamara, a 31-year-old from Sierra Leone who led the MLS with 22 goals last year, was involved in a spat with his Argentine former teammate last Saturday over who would take a penalty in a 4-4 draw with Montreal.

MLS star Kamara sent to New England Revolution after dispute, criticism

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New York (AFP) Striker Kei Kamara was traded Thursday from the Columbus Crew to the New England Revolution in a Major League Soccer swap days after a heated argument with teammate Federico Higuain.

Kamara, a 31-year-old from Sierra Leone who led the MLS with 22 goals last year, was involved in a spat with his Argentine former teammate last Saturday over who would take a penalty in a 4-4 draw with Montreal.

Columbus Crew blanks New York Red Bulls in MLS playoff opener

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Justin Meram scored the fastest playoff goal in Major League Soccer history Sunday and the Columbus Crew blanked the New York Red Bulls 2-0 in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals.

US midfielder Meram's tally after only nine seconds and Kei Kamara's goal in the 85th minute off stellar footwork by fellow African standout Cedrick Mabwati gave the Crew a major edge entering next Sunday's rematch at New York.

Columbus Crew blanks New York Red Bulls in MLS playoff opener

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Justin Meram scored the fastest playoff goal in Major League Soccer history Sunday and the Columbus Crew blanked the New York Red Bulls 2-0 in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals.

US midfielder Meram's tally after only nine seconds and Kei Kamara's goal in the 85th minute off stellar footwork by fellow African standout Cedrick Mabwati gave the Crew a major edge entering next Sunday's rematch at New York.

Kamara Scores for His Country - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Most of the foreign leagues were off this past week with national teams playing friendlies, Euro Qualifiers and African Cup of Nations qualifiers. Former KC forward, Kei Kamara was one of those with his national team. While he looks for a new club, including rumors of a return to MLS and Columbus being interested, he captained Sierra Leone in their first qualifier of the group stage of qualifying in the Ivory Coast.

More Call Ups for Sporting KC

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Today more call ups were announced for the upcoming FIFA international dates coming up next week. Kansas City learned yesterday that Peterson Joseph and Mechack Jerome had been called up for Haiti's friendly against Korea. Now today we learned two more players had been called up. The US national team named their roster for the upcoming qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico next week.

CAF Rewind: Egypt one step closer to third round; Kamara keeps Sierra Leone hopes alive; and more

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By DAN KARELL

There are plenty of feel good stories in the sports world, but one that jumps to the top of the list has to be the play of the Egyptian National Team.

Under head coach Bob Bradley's watch, the nation, suffering from internal political turmoil and a recently resumed domestic league is on the cusp of making the third round of CAF qualifying, putting them closer to making their first World Cup since 1990.

Sporting KC Internationals Busy this Weekend

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Sporting KC has recently had 7 of their players on international duty, representing their country, and this past weekend was busy for all of them.

On Friday it was announced that Sporting KC's first round pick in the super draft this year, Mikey Lopez had been selected to the roster for this summer's U20 World Cup in Turkey.

Kamara and Saad Called Up for National Team Duty

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Sporting KC have two more internationals for the upcoming international window. Joining Matt Besler and Graham Zusi on national team duty will be Kei Kamara and Soony Saad.

Kamara will be rejoining the Sierra Leone national team for their 2 upcoming qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup. Currently Sierra Leone sit in 2nd place in their 4 team qualifying group on 4 points with a 1-1-1 record at the half way point.

Kamara and Sierra Leone Eliminated From African Cup of Nations

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Needing a win or a high scoring draw in their African Cup of Nations qualifier today, Kei Kamara and the Sierra Leone national team ended up tying Tunisia 0-0 in Tunisia, sending the North African country to the African Cup of Nations in January by virtue of their 2 goals in the first leg in Freetown Sierra Leone.

Espinoza and Kamara Called Up

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We're closing in on the next international break, coming up in the middle of October and headlined for KC fans by the US World Cup qualifier against Guatemala at Livestrong Sporting Park. And while that sold out game will be absolutely huge when it comes to the USA's qualifying for the hex, some Sporting players will be busy during that stretch as well.

Kamara and Sierra Leone Draw at Home

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Kei Kamara and Sierra Leone will have a tall task ahead of them when they travel to Tunisia for the second leg of their African Cup of Nations qualifying series. Today in Sierra Leone, the Leone Stars drew 2-2 with Tunisia. That means that Sierra Leone will now need to win on the road in Tunisia or draw 3-3 or greater to advance automatically.

Kamara Joining Sierra Leone National Team

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Back in July, Kei Kamara was suspended by the Sierra Leone FA for comments that were disparaging of the Sierra Leone Sports Minister. The suspension at the time was indefinite and came on the backs of a big win that put Sierra Leone within touching distance of the 2013 African Cup of nations. That suspension now though has been lifted at least based on Kamara's comments on Twitter about heading to Sierra Leone.

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Michael Lahoud recalled from New York Cosmos loan

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The Sierra Leone defensive midfielder is recalled from the New York Cosmos to the Philadelphia Union, and rumors are swirling about him being sold to Miami FC.

After being loaned out to the NASL side New York Cosmos for the entire 2016 season, the Philadelphia Union have reportedly brought back Michael Lahoud, with rumors saying the Union will sell him on to Miami FC - one of the Cosmos' rivals in NASL.

Neshaminy Bar to host FIFA tournament for Schools for Salone

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Today at noon, Neshaminy Creek Brewing will host a FIFA 15 tournament to raise money for Schools for Salone, a charity that works to rebuild schools in Sierra Leone. You may be familiar with the organization as a result of the advocacy of Kei Kamara and Michael Lahoud, who have supported the charity for years.

You Be The GM: Should Michael Lahoud Start, Stay Or Go?

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If you believe everything you've heard so far this off-season then Michael Lahoud is currently a starter for the Philadelphia Union next year. What would you as GM do next?

No I don't live in Denver. I grew up in Sierra Leone. - Frank Ocean

I'm not entirely sure what Frank Ocean is getting at in this lyric, but considering Michael Lahoud started his MLS career with the Colorado Rapids and was born in Sierra Leone, you have to wonder if this might be one of the most obscure references in the history of pop music?

Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone hits home for Michael Lahoud

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The most deadly ebola virus outbreak in history is currently ravaging West Africa. Just before his Sierra Leone call-up for an African Cup of Nations qualifier, Michael Lahoud spoke to PSP about the struggle to educate people about the deadly virus and how Union fans can help out.

Manchester United

Sierra Leone fan’s Old Trafford heartache turns to Wembley joy

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) A Manchester United fan from Sierra Leone, whose hopes of watching his first game at Old Trafford were dashed on Sunday, saw his despair turn to elation after other supporters clubbed together for him to attend next weekend's FA Cup final at Wembley.

Army experts blew up a suspect device later revealed to be a dummy left from a training exercise after tens of thousands of fans were evacuated ahead of Manchester United's final English Premier League game of the season, against Bournemouth.

Sierra Leone fan’s Old Trafford heartache turns to Wembley joy

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) A Manchester United fan from Sierra Leone, whose hopes of watching his first game at Old Trafford were dashed on Sunday, saw his despair turn to elation after other supporters clubbed together for him to attend next weekend's FA Cup final at Wembley.

Army experts blew up a suspect device later revealed to be a dummy left from a training exercise after tens of thousands of fans were evacuated ahead of Manchester United's final English Premier League game of the season, against Bournemouth.

Sierra Leone fan’s Old Trafford heartache turns to Wembley joy

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) A Manchester United fan from Sierra Leone who saw his hopes of watching his first game at Old Trafford dashed by Sunday's dramatic abandonment, saw his despair turn to elation after other supporters clubbed together for him to attend next weekend's FA Cup final at Wembley.

Sierra Leone fan’s Old Trafford heartache turns to Wembley joy

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) A Manchester United fan from Sierra Leone who saw his hopes of watching his first game at Old Trafford dashed by Sunday's dramatic abandonment, saw his despair turn to elation after other supporters clubbed together for him to attend next weekend's FA Cup final at Wembley.

2014/15 Kits & Jerseys

Up-Close: Sierra Leone 2014/15 AMS Away Jersey

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Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) technical sponsor AMS recently sent us the Leone Stars 2014/15 [...]

Sierra Leone Debut 2014/15 AMS Home and Away Kits in CAN Qualifying

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After wearing kits from hummel and PUMA over the past half a decade, the Sierra [...]

Ivory Coast

Soccer TV: Cameroon vs Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast vs Congo

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Cameroon vs Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast vs Congo is on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. Read More

Ivory Coast May Miss Africa Cup of Nations Qualification Due To Fear Of Ebola Exposure

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The Ivory Coast's National Team may be forced by the Ivorian Government to forfeit their first qualification match for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, due to fear of exposing the team and their country to the Ebola virus. Government officials for Ivory Coast are stating their refusal to let the team travel to Abidjan to play against Sierra Leone, and as a result the country would be forced to miss the Cup of Nations tournament.

Rwanda

Ebola crisis controversy clouds AFCON 2015 qualification

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By Matt Carter

In just over a week the final phase of qualification for the African Cup of Nations 2015 commences – yet the impact of the Ebola virus means much remains up in the air regarding logistics.

AFCON 2015: Meet Africa’s minnows as Lesotho stun Kenya to pre-qualify

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by Matt Carter

There were shocks galore in the latest round of 2015 African Cup of Nationsqualifying. Having begun their journeys back in May, the following seven nations have earned the right to join Africa's elite in the final group stage round ofAFCON 2015 qualification.

Africa Cup of Nations 2015 – 2nd round qualifying round review

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Which of Africa's minnows looks set to make it past the second round to the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifying group stages? Matt Carter reviews each of the seven 2nd round qualfiying ties:

Lesotho 1-0 Kenya

A second half Bushi Moletsane strike propelled resilient Lesotho to a shock win over depleted Kenya in Maseru with several preferred Kenyan squad members being refused permission to play due to the clash falling outside of FIFA's international calendar.

It starts here… Africa Cup of Nations 2015 – 2nd round qualification preview

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by Matt Carter

In early May the long journey towards Morocco and the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 began for the sizeable percentage of African sides – indeed for Mauritania that voyage started way back in April with a preliminary round fixture against Mauritius.

The Rest

Seychelles deny Lahoud, Leone Stars entry into country, cite Ebola fears

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Sierra Leone's National Team were not allowed in the country due to the Seychelles' health authorities fearing a potential health risk.

Sierra Leone's African Cup of Nations second-leg qualifier against the Seychelles has been canceled amid a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

Women’s Football : President Of Sierra Leone’s FA, Isha Johansen, Makes History For War-Torn Nation

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It's very inspiring when a woman such as Sierra Leone's Isha Johansen steps into the fray to give back to her community. The newly-elected President of the Sierra Leone Football Association acknowledged that it was finally time to help the orphaned children of her country who were involved in a brutal civil war that lasted 12 years.

Famous footballers’ superstitions

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Everyone knows that footballers can be more than a little superstitious when it comes to the world's favourite game – but some of these traditions can seem a little strange, and even downright weird. But then again, it's important to remember that these are all professional athletes achieving a great deal of success at their [.

A Beautiful Game

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The newest member of #cf97 Nation may be young, but he knows a good photo op when he sees one!

Join OTF's Robert Suarez as he welcomes a special new friend to the Chicago Fire family...

It was a typical early spring morning. Too cold and raw to be called spring, but the sun was also too high in the sky for it to be called winter anymore.

Tunisia striker kicks ball into his own face and provides assist for opponents

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Tunisia visited Sierra Leone's National Stadium over the weekend for the third round of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Things were gong well for the visitors for approximately seven minutes, at which point Tunisian striker Saber Khelifa demonstrated the correct way to kick the ball into your own face and set up a goal for the opposition.