Kei Kamara equals all-time MLS record through LAFC

Goal against Austin FC saved LAFC and made history
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A late header from Kei Kamara secured Los Angeles FC a crucial point and extended their unbeaten run to nine games in all competitions with a 1-1 draw against Austin FC. With this goal, Kamara equaled Landon Donovan's record of 145 goals in the MLS regular season, a remarkable achievement in the career of the 39-year-old striker.

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Kamara, signed as a free agent at the end of March, showed his worth with a precise header in the 90th minute, saving the game for LAFC and keeping the team in second place in the Western Conference standings, with a 10-4-4 record and 34 points. That goal was not only crucial to the game, but also marked a historic moment for Kamara, who is now tied with Donovan for second place on the league's all-time scoring list.

The Sierra Leonean's performance was a reminder of his importance and longevity in soccer. Playing for his 11th different MLS club, he continues to be a vital presence in attack, capable of deciding games at the most critical moments. The draw with Austin FC maintained LAFC's unbeaten run and highlighted the team's resilience and ability to fight until the end.

For LAFC, the presence of a veteran like Kamara is invaluable. He brings experience, leadership and, above all, the ability to score decisive goals. His goalscoring record against 26 different MLS teams, Austin FC being the most recent, is a testament to his adaptability and talent.

The importance of Kamara's goal also represents a historic milestone. With this performance, the striker reinforced his status as an MLS legend and a key piece that LAFC will be able to count on at any time.