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March 12, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Sounders sign Kent native Cam Weaver

Add another local to Sounders FC’s roster as the team announced Wednesday it has signed forward Cam Weaver, a Kent native and six-year MLS veteran.

Weaver, 30, has been training with the Sounders for several weeks. Per MLS and team policy, terms were not disclosed (I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s for the veteran minimum).

“We are happy to bring Cam back home and love what he brings us in terms of experience and success in MLS,” said sporting director Chris Henderson in a news release. “He is dangerous in front of goal and competes for every ball. His character fits very well in our group.”

Weaver, a Seattle U alum and former United Soccer Leagues Sounder, is the sixth local player on the roster, joining Marcus Hahnemann (Seattle), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle), Aaron Kovar (Seattle), Lamar Neagle (Federal Way) and Sean Okoli (Federal Way).

Here is some background from the release:

Weaver, 30, joined Sounders FC prior to the Carolina Challenge Cup in the 2014 preseason. He played four preseason matches with one start, logging 110 minutes.

A native of Kent, Wash., Weaver is a five-year MLS veteran with 13 goals and five assists in 90 appearances, reaching the 2011 and 2012 MLS Cup final with the Houston Dynamo. He began his MLS career with the San Jose Earthquakes in 2009 and spent the majority of his career with Houston. Weaver set career highs with 28 appearances (16 starts) and four goals for the Dynamo in 2011, and added his first postseason point with an assist in the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs. Overall, he made 81 appearances in four-plus seasons for the Dynamo, scoring 12 goals and earning the club’s Newcomer of the Year honors in 2009.

Prior to joining MLS, Weaver played two years in Norway for FK Haugesund, scoring 21 goals in 51 games to help the team reach the 2007 Norwegian Cup final. In 2006, Weaver began his professional career with the Seattle Sounders in USL-1. His 18 goals tied the league-lead and he was named the USL Rookie of the Year. In his two collegiate seasons at Seattle University, he helped the Redhawks to an unbeaten season and Division II national championship in 2004.

CAM WEAVER

Position: Forward
Number: 23
Height: 6-4
Weight: 195
Birthdate: June 10, 1983
Birthplace: Kent, Wash.
Citizenship: USA
College: Seattle University
Previous Clubs: Houston Dynamo (2009-13); San Jose (2009); Seattle Sounders (USL-1, 2006)

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