- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 3, 2009
- 0 Comments
- Cam Weaver, FK Haugesund, Todd Dunivant, Trades, Winter Transfers
A couple moves to discuss this afternoon, forgive me if I am a little late on them both.
Anyways, two moves to talk about today.
The San Jose Earthquakes have signed American striker Cam Weaver, who joins the Earthquakes on a transfer from Norwegian club FK Haugesund.
Weaver enjoyed a strong season in Norway this past year, notching nine goals in 25 league matches.
Some Seattle fans will recall just how good Weaver was for them. He first made a huge splash in the USL after scoring 18 goals as a rookie with the Seattle Sounders in 2006. The strong season earned him USL rookie of the year honors and led to Weaver being sold to Haugesund.
Weaver should be the striker San Jose has been looking for too. Best of all the Quakes didn’t have to sign him through the allocation system (currently the Quakes are number one in that order). Weaver never played in MLS and has never been called into the US National team, therefore he would not qualify as a player to be allocated.
I remember bits and pieces of Weaver’s rookie year in Seattle. He’s a big kid (6-foot-4) and definitely a hand full. In other news, Toronto FC has traded defender Todd Dunivant to the Los Angeles Galaxy for allocation money. A move I like for LA but question for TFC at the momment.
Apparently the move on TFC’s part is more about gaining some allocation and clearing some roster space to sign a better free agent defender (or striker). If they sign someone before the season to fill the gaps that they have in defense then this move will be justified. If they don’t I just see this as a bit of a waste.
For LA I love it, it gives them another defender that knows how to actually play in MLS. Bruce Arena continues to shape this roster in a way that will make the Galaxy competitive this season and more importantly give the club a chance at reaching the playoffs for the first time in a couple seasons.