Around the League | Columbus Crew trade Kei Kamara to New England

Columbus Crew SC traded Kei Kamara to the New England Revolutions Thursday morning, according to ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle.

In return, Columbus will receive a record amount of allocation money, the Revolutions’ highest first-round 2017 MLS SuperDraft pick, second-round pick in the 2018 draft and an international spot for the 2016 season.

Per the report, Columbus will receive more than $300,000 in targeted and general allocation money.

The trade comes after Kamara and former teammate Federico Higuain were involved in a public altercation following a 4-4 draw with the Montreal Impact. The dispute was over who would take a penalty kick. Whereas Kamara wanted to complete his hat-trick, Higuain ultimately took the shot to put the team up 4-1.

Following Kamara’s comments to local media, the 31-year-old was suspended by his former club for the following match against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

Photo via SB Nation’s The Blue Testament.

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