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STATS – How important is Kei Kamara to Columbus Crew?

Kei Kamara has started the season in blistering form and is the leading scorer in Major League Soccer and is playing a huge part in Columbus Crew‘s Eastern Conference position of fourth.

The forward has netted an impressive nine goals in his opening eleven games and isn’t showing any signs of his strike rate dropping off.

He has been Crew’s top performer this season, so lets see how he has performed in key attacking areas.

Stats via Squawka Apps Goals Assists Pass Accuracy Chances Created Shot Accuracy Key Passes Duels Won
Kamara 11 9 2 70% 48 58% 13 48%

His nine goals and two assists mean he has been involved in as many games as he has played. Crew have scored 17 regular season goals so far this campaign and Kamara has over half of those.

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Kamara is also creating more than four chances for his teammates per-game, which shows he is not just a goal-scorer, but that he can provide as a hold-up player.

He only has 58% shot accuracy and won under half his duels, but with his goal output in mind those stats are easy to scrutinise.

Crew have only had four other players to hit the target this season, Justin Meram on three, Ethan Finlay and Federico Higuain on two and Tony Tchani with one. It is one thing being expected to score the goals for your side but another to actually provide, and Kamara is doing the best job of that in MLS at the moment.

Kamara has a good chance of breaking the record for the most goals in one MLS season, which is currently held by Roy Lassiter, Chris Wondolowski and Bradley Wright-Phillips on 27.

Hypothetically speaking, if Kamara’s strike rate stays the same, he would be on 27 goals in 33 games. That would give him one regular season game left to break the record. But it has to be mentioned that it is very hard to maintain such a great output.

How important has Kei Kamara been for Columbus Crew this season and can he break the record for most goals in a single season? 

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About Lewis Addley (634 Articles)
Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB. All views are my own.

1 Comment on STATS – How important is Kei Kamara to Columbus Crew?

  1. ISHMAEL SALAM KAMARA // July 16, 2015 at 4:19 PM // Reply

    Kamara is a good striker keep it up one day you will play in top teams in Europe like man utd

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