The Columbus Crew have officially traded star forward Kei Kamara to the New England Revolution. In return, the Revs will send an undisclosed amount of General Allocation Money (GAM), Technical Allocation Money (TAM), a 2016 first-round draft pick, a 2017 second-round draft pick, and an international roster spot.
Kamara finished as the runner-up for the MLS Golden Boot award with 22 goals last season for the Crew. Kamara was recently suspended for one game due to his rant against teammate Higuain after a disagreement on the field over who would take the Columbus penalty kick. Kamara was upset that he did not take the PK on what could have been his first career hat trick.
The Revolution now have a plethora of forward options with Kamara, Charlie Davies, Juan Agudelo and Teal Bunberry. It will be interesting to see how Kamara fits into the mix. Columbus meanwhile only has two forwards left on the roster, Ola Kamara and 35 year-old Conor Casey. Expect the Crew to go shopping for a new forward option with the new roster spot and/or the new found cash pile.