Skagit Valley alum Cam Weaver joins Sounders FC
Cam Weaver played at Skagit Valley College for head coach Dave Ryberg and assistant coach Mike Witmer during the 2002 and 2003 seasons. In 2003, Cam was named the NWAACC NorthEast Region MVP and the NWAACC Tournament MVP as the Cardinals won the conference championship. Weaver went on to play at Seattle U where he was named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year in 2004 as he helped lead the Redhawks to the
Division II National Title. Weaver went on to play professional soccer and just completed his 6th season with the Houston Dynamo of the MLS.
Cam Weaver joins Sounders FC
Kent native Cam Weaver, a 30-year-old forward, joins the Sounders after being in practice as an invitee for several weeks.
By Joshua Mayers
Seattle Times staff reporter
A Sounders FC roster already flush with homegrown talent added another local Wednesday as the team signed Kent native Cam Weaver, a 30-year-old forward who had been in practice as an invitee for several weeks.
Weaver, a towering 6 feet 4, is no stranger on the local soccer scene after beginning his pro career with the United Soccer Leagues Sounders in 2006, where was the league’s co-leading scorer and Rookie of the Year.
Following brief stints in Norway and San Jose, Weaver had spent the past four and a half seasons with the Houston Dynamo. Per MLS and team policy, terms of the signing weren’t disclosed.
“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.”
The Sounders have 28 of 30 available roster spots filled, six by players who grew up in the area with Weaver, goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann (Seattle), defender DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle), midfielders Lamar Neagle (Federal Way) and Aaron Kovar (Seattle), and forward Sean Okoli (Federal Way).
Weaver, who led Seattle University to an NCAA Division II championship in 2004, joined the Sounders on a tryout basis Feb. 14 and played four games in preseason en route to earning a contract. Upon arrival to camp, he called himself “a Northwest kid at heart.”
“I just feel proud that this whole area has just embraced the sport and the team and everything — even though I’ve been on a rival team since (the Sounders joined MLS),” Weaver said then. “It’s cool. I still feel somewhat of a part of it.”