Kamara leads way as CF Montréal douses Fire

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Kei Kamara scored two targets and added an help within the first half as CF Montréal went on to beat the Chicago Fireplace 3-2 Tuesday at Saputo Stadium.

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The 38-year-old Kamara, who signed wth CFM as a free agent as a result of he wished to expertise Montreal, is among the greatest pure scorers in MLS historical past with 138 profession targets, third behind Chris Wondolowski (171) and Landon Donovan (145).

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He opened the scoring within the twenty first minute when he redirected Ismael Koné’s shot alongside the bottom. For some purpose, Koné wasn’t awarded an help on the aim, however he did get a well-deserved helper on Kamara’s second aim. He arrange the veteran within the field after taking the ball away from a Chicago defender. It was Kamara’s eighth aim of the season.

Chicago acquired a aim again when designated participant Xherdan Shaqiri scored on a penalty within the thirty ninth minute. CFM goalkeeper Sebastian Breza guessed proper when he dove to his left, however Shaqiri discovered the within of the publish.

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Shaqiri thought he had one other aim within the forty fourth minute, nevertheless it was waved off as a result of Jhon Durán created room for Shaqiri by pushing Kamara out of the play.

CFM got here proper again to revive its two-goal lead when Kamara arrange Zachary Brault-Guillard for his seventh help of the season. Brault-Guillard discovered the far publish towards Chicago goalkeeper Gaga Slonina. The 18-year-old is headed to Premier League aspect Chelsea within the new yr on a switch charge that might attain US$15 million, however he has given up seven targets to CFM in two video games this season.

Shaqiri introduced the Fireplace to inside one aim when he scored one other penalty within the 58th minute. Breza once more went left; Shaqiri’s shot went proper

With the win, CFM moved nearer to securing the home-field benefit for the primary two rounds of the playoffs. With three video games remaining within the common season, CFM is second within the MLS Jap Convention with 57 factors, seven forward of third-place New York Purple Bulls.

CFM travels to Foxboro Saturday to play the New England Revolution.

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