CHICAGO – Ola Kamara is excited to sign a new deal with the LA Galaxy, but what would make the forward truly happy is to find the back of the net once again.
The Galaxy striker signed a new three-year deal with Los Angeles on Wednesday. One of the top goal scorers in MLS since arriving in the league in 2015, Kamara has notched 36 goals in 67 matches.
This season, Kamara has tallied one goal in three appearances for the Galaxy. Buoyed by his new deal, Kamara is ready to get back on the scoresheet again.
“For me, I’ve played for so many different teams with so many different styles that I know when it starts coming, it starts,” Kamara told LA Galaxy Insider. “I’m never happy if I’m not scoring goals. I’m always training hard to keep scoring goals. Hopefully, it’s coming. But I know, when you work hard, it solves itself.”
Kamara will look to get his first goal since the home opener on Saturday when the Galaxy take on Chicago in an early afternoon matchup at Toyota Park. Against the Fire, Kamara has enjoyed success in the past with a goal in five league matches.
Chicago is unbeaten in two matches and are coming off a 1-0 shutout win over Kamara’s old team, Columbus Crew SC, which saw Fire star midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger drop into central defense. Although the talented German will be a challenge for the Galaxy attackers, Kamara believes his team has the quality to unlock Chicago’s defense.
“I’ve played Chicago many times, so I know that Schweinsteiger often likes to drop deep. Sometimes, he maybe gets caught going back there because I don’t think he wants to defend, but rather wants the ball," Kamara said. "If we win the ball quickly, then he’s the last guy back. He’s a fantastic player, but he’s a little bit slow, so if we get some runs around him, I think we can score some goals.
“It’s going to be tough because Chicago is a tough place to play, but I think that we have it in us.”