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March 24, 2009 at 1:34 PM

Forrest signs

Kevin Forrest has cleared waivers and signed with Sounders FC. He’ll be the third developmental roster player on the team — he’s eligible because he’s under 25 years old but can be activated to play a game anytime — joining Steve Zakuani and Sanna Nyassi.

Forrest has been training with Sounders FC every day since March 9. He’d been the property of the Colorado Rapids of MLS until being placed on waivers. He had to clear waivers late last week and then decide whether Sounders FC was the best option for him after weighing offers from United Soccer Leagues First Division teams.

The 24-year-old forward-midfielder from Edmonds and the UW had his big toe wrapped up and was icing his foot after today’s practice. “I blocked a shot and just turned it a little bit,” Forrest said.

“Feels good,” he said of signing with Seattle. “It just took a while for the papework for Colorado to release me and all that stuff.”

Here are details from Sounders FC on Forrest:

Drafted with the third pick by Colorado in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft, Forrest, 24, appeared in one reserve division match for the Rapids. He played nine regular season games while on loan to the USL-1 Sounders.

The Rapids waived their rights to Forrest last week and Sounders FC acquired the player via the waiver rankings.

“Kevin Forrest is a versatile player who can play up front and also play wide,” said Coach Sigi Schmid. “He has a history of scoring goals at the collegiate level and we suspect he’ll continue in the pros.”

Forrest, a University of Washington graduate, is a three-time All-Pac-10 selection, including first team in 2004 and 2006, and second team in 2007. As a junior in 2006, he scored a league-leading 16 goals and was voted Pac-10 Player of the Year. He ranks eighth in school history with 34 goals.

An Edmonds native, Forrest led Edmonds-Woodway High School to a pair of WesCo championships during his final two seasons.

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