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Dynamo trade for forward Kamara

July 24, 2008 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Houston Dynamo News Release

HOUSTON, TX (July 24, 2008) -- The Houston Dynamo announced today they have acquired 23-year-old forward Kei Kamara in a trade with the San Jose Earthquakes.

Kamara, a Generation Adidas player, has scored seven goals in three MLS seasons, two with the Columbus Crew and one with San Jose. He scored against the Dynamo earlier this year. A product of Cal State-Dominguez Hills, Kamara was capped four times for Sierra Leone in World Cup qualifying matches in June. The 6-foot-3 Kamara adds size and pace to the Dynamo attack.

"Our goal has been to add depth at forward, and this move accomplishes just that," Dynamo Chief Operating Officer Chris Canetti said. "We are pleased to bring Kei into our club and expect that he will play a positive role as we head into the second half of the season."

In exchange for Kamara, the Dynamo sent San Jose a first-round draft pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money.

The Houston Dynamo, two-time defending MLS Cup champions, will host a SuperLiga semifinal July 29 against Pachuca and remain at home August 2 against the Columbus Crew. For more information or for tickets, call (713) 276-7500 or log on to

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