The forward has been ruled out from the Crew final Eastern Conference league match of the season against DC United on Sunday due to a yellow-card accumulation during the season.
The absence of Kamara who has already bagged in 22 goals this season is a guarantee that the Audi Golden Boot will now be won by Toronto FC striker Sebastian Giovinco-who is currently tied with Kamara at 22 goals apiece but owns the assist tie breaker.
He told MLS.com: “It’s hard to stay positive with the whole situation, no matter what, you don’t play the whole season and miss the last game of the season. I’m trying to stay positive around here a little bit at training with the boys. But for me to sit out and watch the game and my whole career in front of me like that. It’s hard.”
The 31-year-old despite understanding the league rules says he didn’t deserve the card and wasn’t warned that it could have been coming.
“Yes, I got a yellow card; you can say I shouldn’t have gotten the yellow,” he said. “But there should have been a little bit of respect. I didn’t get a warning ... so to just get a yellow like that, it really ****s with me.”
The former Middlesbrough and Norwich City forward admitted that losing out on the chance to compete for the scoring title will stay with him for a long time.
“It would have been a good battle to finish [on] Decision Day,” he said. “How awesome would that have been on Decision Day, for [me and Giovinco] to finish the season playing the last game to see how it ends up? It’s really difficult for me to think of this going forward for the rest of my career and thinking about what it could have been.”