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Kei Kamara makes history, CF Montreal blow out Revolution

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Aug 20, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; CF Montreal forward Kei Kamara (23) celebrates after scoring a goal against the New England Revolution during the first half at Stade Saputo. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Romell Quioto netted a pair of goals and an assist — and Kei Kamara made history — as CF Montreal extended its unbeaten streak to seven games Saturday night, notching a 4-0 home victory over the visiting New England Revolution.

Quioto scored goals in the 39th and 55th minutes to pad the lead for Montreal (14-8-4, 46 points). The result was the largest margin of victory for the club on the season.

The Revolution (8-8-10, 34 points) saw their unbeaten run end at five matches. The Revs have struggled on the road this season, winning just three games away from New England.

New England mustered just one shot attempt in the first half. The Revs got off 10 in the second, but put just two of those tries on frame.

Meanwhile, Montreal had no problems scoring early and often, and put seven of its 18 shots on target. Kamara opened the scoring in the 26th minute, easily knocking in a ball with his left foot after receiving a feed from Quioto. Mathieu Choiniere was also credited with an assist on the goal, finding Quioto in the build-up.

For Kamara, the goal was his fifth of the season and the 135th of his career, making him the third all-time leading goal scorer in MLS history.

Kamara — who passed Jeff Cunningham for the mark — has played in the league since 2006 and has spent time with eight different clubs. The 37-year-old former Sierra Leone international trails only Chris Wondolowski and Landon Donovan in the record books now.

Quioto has now scored in three straight games and has 14 goals on the season, putting him in the thick of the Golden Boot race with Austin FC’s Sebastian Driussi (17), FC Dallas’ Jesus Ferreira (15) and FC Cincinnati’s Brandon Vasquez (15). San Jose’s Jeremy Ebobisse and Nashville SC’s Hany Mukhtar have also each scored 14 goals.

Assisting on Quioto’s two scores were Lassi Lappalainen and Samuel Piette. Quioto’s first score was the 500th goal scored in club history for Montreal.

A sub in the 77th minute for Kamara, youngster Matko Miljevic scored on a penalty kick in the 91st minute for Montreal for his first goal of the season.

–Field Level Media