clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cracks in the Crew: Higuain to the Impact?

Strike while the iron is still hot.

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

It's an understatement to say that Kei Kamara and Federico Higuain are not best friends, on and off the field. The penalty kick debacle undoubtedly wreaked havoc on the Columbus Crew psyche, a penalty kick scored by the Crew giving the club a 4-1 lead.

Kei Kamara was one goal shy to complete a hat-trick and the opportunity to convert the penalty kick was a perfect scenario for the Sierra Leone international. The only thing is that Higuain is the designated kicker for PKs and hell ensued.

Looking as disbanded as a bunch of players could be, the incident seemed to be more indicative of a bigger issue within the Crew.

Kei Kamara

You have two goals, you're going for a hat trick, a player that's never scored a hat trick in their career. What do you do? Do you give it to him or do you take it?

The DP striker added more fuel to the fire when he says to the media that he hasn't "really had to depend on Pipa at all"

How many have come from his assists? One, maybe two. So I don't depend on him. I depend on Ethan, I depend on my outside backs to pass me balls.

Without really wanting to enjoy someone else's (Columbus) misery, the internal rift might be irreparable within a Columbus squad that has a shaky start of the season, that included Kei Kamara holding out in pre-season to get a new contract.

This might trigger a trade as the Crew needs to do what is best for the organization. And from a Montreal Impact perspective, the prospect of landing a bonafide offensive player is mouth watering. The fact that he is Argentinean and very close to Ignacio Piatti is a good sign.

On the pitch, Higuain's presence on the offensive side of the pitch might just be what the doctor has ordered. With an obvious dissatisfaction with the play of Johan Venegas and Harry Shipp, Higuain's profile is perfect.