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Former Middlesbrough forward Kamara over the moon after Columbus showing in milestone match

Kei Kamara was absolutely delighted with how his milestone match turned out with Columbus Crew on the weekend.

The 30-year old Sierra Leone forward made his 200th MLS appearance in the Crew's clash with Philadelphia Union on Saturday, scoring and providing an assist in the 4-1 rout.

The former San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City, Norwich City and Middlesbrough man spoke fondly of the performance after returning to the league he calls home following a stint in England.

"A goal, an assist and the win," he said. "So yes, it definitely did go [how I wanted it].

"It feels amazing. I wasn't thinking about playing my 200th game until they told me a couple days ago. For that game to be here in Columbus, I couldn't ask for more. My wife is here, my family is here, and they get to see that."

Kamara added: "I feel like I'm really part of this league, I'm really part of MLS. I feel like I'm one of the originals. I've been around here so long; that's why I feel like I've played more than 200 games. I respect this league so much.

"Maybe some people underestimate the league, but for me… coming back here at the height of my career, all I want to do is keep working and keep proving to a lot of people that I can still do what I can do.

"For all the players who have come back into MLS, it's a competition here. I want to make sure I let them know that I grew up here and I played here."

Andrew Slevison
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