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Sporting Kansas City notes | Kamara honored in native Sierra Leone

Updated: 2013-01-11T04:06:24Z

By TOD PALMER

The Kansas City Star

Coming off a career season, Sporting Kansas City forward Kei Kamara was voted as the 2012 player of the year in his native Sierra Leone by viewers of sierraleonefootball.com.

Kamara, 28, who saw regular duty with Sierra Leone’s national team, scored 11 goals and delivered eight assists, both high-water marks in his MLS career, as Sporting KC repeated as the Eastern Conference regular-season champion.

He also was a finalist for the MLS W.O.R.K.S. humanitarian of the year for his charitable work through his Heart Shaped Hands Foundation and his support of Schools for Salone, an organization providing scholarships for students at the Kei Kamara Home and School for War Orphans in Freetown.

Palmer-Brown selected for residency academy

Sporting Kansas City under-16 defender Erik Palmer-Brown of Lee’s Summit was chosen Tuesday for the U.S. Soccer Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla., for the spring semester.

Palmer-Brown, 15, will attend school and train with U.S. soccer coaches alongside other elite youth players from around the country.

Palmer-Brown, who played in an MLS Reserve League match and trained with the U.S. under-15 national team in September, appeared in all 24 matches for Sporting KC Academy during the 2011-12 season and has started 13 games during the 2012-13 season.

Livestrong to play host to job fairs

Interested in working part-time at Livestrong Sporting Park? There are two job fairs scheduled as the facility ramps up for a busy 2013 season.

The first is set for 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 with another scheduled for 5:30-9 p.m. on Jan. 30. Both will take place in the Members’ Club at Livestrong, which is located at One Sporting Way in Kansas City, Kan.

Part-time positions include concierges, ushers, ticket takers as well as merchandise and box-office representatives. Applicants must be 18 and should park in Lot D behind Lonestar Steakhouse, which is caddy corner to the stadium across the street from Nebraska Furniture Mart.

For more information, email guestservices@sportingkc.com or call 913-912-7511.

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