Less than a season after being a finalist for the league MVP award, Kei Kamara has been traded to the New England Revolution for TAM, GAM, two draft picks, and an international roster spot. While there is likely a longer list of what led to the trade, the tipping point occurred this weekend when Kamara, on a hattrick was not allowed to take a penalty kick to try to score his first professional hattrick. After the game Kamara laid into his team and specifically Federico Higuain, who had taken the penalty instead of him. Kamara doubled down on the comments over the next few days and continued to burn bridges in Columbus. With the MLS transfer window closing at midnight early Thursday morning there was a push to get a deal done, and apparently just before midnight New England and Columbus came to a deal.
Elsewhere, on loan defender, Erik Palmer-Brown and Porto B clinched the Portuguese second division with a 3-1 win over Benfica B. Palmer-Brown has worked himself into a starting spot with the club and has been a consistent starter since coming over on loan.
Here's the rest of this week's update.
Active without a club or unknown
Jalil Anibaba - Houston - Started and played 90 minutes in Houston's 2-0 win over KC.
Teal Bunbury - New England - Came off the bench and played 45 minutes in New England's 4-2 loss to LA.
Servando Carrasco - Orlando City - Came off the bench and played 2 minutes in Orlando's 1-1 draw with New York.
Aurelien Collin - New York - Started and playd 90 minutes in New York's 1-1 draw with Orlando.
Herculez Gomez - Seattle - Started and played 85 minutes in Seattle's 2-0 win over San Jose.
Michael Harrington - Chicago - No game this week.
Jack Jewsbury - Portland - Dressed but did not play in Portland's 2-1 loss to Vancouver.
Kei Kamara - Columbus - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring 2 goals in Columbus' 4-4 draw with Montreal.
Eric Kronberg - Montreal - Dressed but did not play in Montreal's 4-4 draw with Columbus.
Mikey Lopez - NYCFC - Started and played 90 minutes in NYCFC's 2-0 win over DC.
Yura Movsisyan - Salt Lake - Started and played 90 minutes in Salt Lake's 1-0 loss to Colorado.
CJ Sapong - Philadelphia - No game this week.
Tyson Wahl - Columbus - Started and played 90 minutes in Columbus' 4-4 draw with Montreal.
Sal Zizzo - New York - Started and played 89 minutes in New York's 1-1 draw with Orlando.
Bernardo Anor - Minnesota (loan) - Came off the bench and played 24 minutes in Minnesota's 2-2 draw with Ottawa.
Stefan Antonijevic - Tampa Bay - No game this week.
Marcel de Jong - Ottawa - Came off the bench and played 45 minutes, scoring a goal in Ottawa's 2-2 draw with Minnesota.
Mechack Jerome - Jacksonville - Started and played 90 minutes in Jacksonville's 1-0 loss to Edmonton. Started and played 90 minutes in Jacksonville's 1-0 loss to OKC.
James Marcelin - Carolina - Started and played 75 minutes in Carolina's 3-1 loss to Fort Lauderdale.
Rauwshan McKenzie - Oklahoma City - Dressed but did not play in OKC's 1-0 win over Jacksonville.
Christian Duke - Swope Park - Started and played 90 minutes in Swope Park's 3-0 loss to St. Louis.
Cyprian Hedrick - Oklahoma City - Started and played 90 minutes in OKC's 0-0 draw with Arizona.
Ryan James - Rochester - Came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Rochester's 3-2 win over Charleston.
Alex Martinez - Charlotte - Did not dress in Charlotte's 1-0 win over Montreal.
Tony Rocha - Orlando - Started and played 90 minutes in Orlando's 3-1 loss to Cincinnati. Started and played 84 minutes in Orlando's 2-2 draw wtih Bethlehem.
Michael Thomas - Oklahoma City - Started and played 90 minutes in OKC's 0-0 draw with Arizona.
Yomby William - Richmond - Started and played 90 minutes in Richmond's 1-0 win over Wilmington.
Pat Healey - Baltimore - Offseason.
Mike Jones - Dallas - Offseason.
Boris Pardo - Missouri - Offseason.
Korede Aiyegbusi - Siah Jamegan - Iran - Started and played 90 minutes in Siah's 3-1 loss to Zob Ahan.
Scott Angevine - YPA - Finland - Started and played 90 minues in YPA's 2-1 loss to Kraft. Started and played 90 minutes in YPA's 3-0 loss to TP-47.
Claudio Bieler - Belgrano - Argentina - Started and played 90 minutes in Belgrano's 2-1 loss to Atletico Tucuman.
Omar Bravo - Chivas - Mexico - Came off the bench and played 5 minutes in Chivas' 1-0 win over Santos Laguna.
Reinaldo Brenes - AD Belen Siglo XXI - Costa Rica - Did not dress in Belen's 1-1 draw wtih Herediano.
Sunil Chhetri - Bengaluru - India - No game this week.
Jorge Claros - Alajuelense - Costa Rica - Started and played 77 minutes in Alajuelense's 3-1 win over Saprissa. Started and played 90 minutes in Alajuelense's 1-0 loss to Herediano.
Daneil Cyrus - W Connection - Lost 1-0 to Defence Force.
Toni Dovale - CD Leganes - Spain - Dressed but did not play in Leganes' 2-2 draw wtih Numancia.
Pablo Escobar - Jaguares de Córdoba - Colombia - Did not dress in either of Jaguares' games.
Luis Gil - Queretaro - Mexico - Did not dress in Queretaro's 3-1 loss to Puebla.
Jeferson - Madureira EC - Brazil - Offseason.
Will John - RoPS - Finland - Started and played 67 minutes in RoPS' 0-0 draw wtih Lahti. Started and played 68 minutes in RoPS' 1-1 draw wtih HIFK.
Igor Juliao - Ferroviária - Brazil - Did not dress in Ferroviaria's 3-3 draw wtih Fluminense.
Igor Kostrov - Slavia-Mozyr - Belarus - Started and played 90 minutes in Slavia's 0-0 draw with Dinamo Brest.
Luis Marin - CD Palestino - Chile - Offseason.
Neven Markovic - KS Lechia Gdansk - Poland - Did not dress in Lechia's 2-1 win oer Ruch Chorzow.
Michal Mravec - RoPS - Finland - Dressed but did not play in RoPS' 0-0 draw with Lahti. Came off the bench and played 11 minutes in RoPS' 1-1 draw with HIFK.
Krisztian Nemeth - Al-Gharafa - Qatar - Lost 3-2 to Al Sadd in the Emir Cup.
Erik Palmer-Brown - Porto (loan) - Portugal - Started and played 90 minutes in Porto B's 3-1 win over Benfica B.
Pablo Punyed - IBV - Iceland - Did not dress in IBV's 2-0 loss to Fjolnir.
Oriol Rosell - Vitoria (Sporting Club de Portugal) Portugal - Did not dress in Vitoria's 4-1 win over Moreirense.
Brendan Ruiz - DJK Don Bosco Bamberg - Germany - Started and played 90 minutes in Don Bosco's 4-1 loss to SpVgg Bayern Hof.
Soony Saad - Pattaya United (BEC Tero Sasana) - Did not dress in Pattaya's 2-0 win over Osotspa.
Peter Schmetz - Wuppertaler SV - Germany - Started and played 90 minutes in Wuppertaler's 1-1 draw wtih MSV Duisburg II.
Kevin Souter - Deveronvale FC - Scotland - Offseason.
Martin Steuble - Ceres-La Salle - Philippines - Offseason.
Milos Stojcev - Atromitos - Greece - Offseason.
Matt Taylor - Saarbrücken - Germany - Did not dress in either of Saarbrucken's games.