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With a full stable of forwards, and a player in the final year of his contract, the Houston Dynamo did what it always seems to do: finds a way to make a deal that helps the club.
The Dynamo unloaded disgruntled forward Kei Kamara, shipping him to Kansas City for forward Abe Thompson and a partial allocation.
With Brian Ching, Luis Angel Landin and Cam Weaver already on the roster, and with Kamara set to be a free agent this winter, the Dynamo dealt the Sierre Leone native, who had scored a career-high five goals this season. The Wizards will be Kamara's fourth team in three seasons since being a first-round draft pick for the Columbus Crew in 2007.
The Wizards are still holding on to faint playoff hopes and are in need of a striker, but Kamara has yet to establish himself as a dependable goal-scorer in MLS.
What's our take? The Dynamo made out by dealing a player it no longer needed and securing some allocation money in the process. The deal helps the Wizards in the short-term, but Kamara isn't likely to re-sign with the Wizards come 2010 so Kansas City is essentially renting the player in an attempt to boost some very slim playoff hopes.
The Dynamo take the field in Mexico on Wednesday night in CONCACAF Champions League against Pachuca.
What do you think of this deal? Think the Dynamo did well to deal Kamara now? Think Kamara can help the Wizards finish the season strongly? Still wondering whatever happened to Joseph Ngwenya?
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