Houston Deals For Weaver

Houston Deals For Weaver

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 9, 2009
  • 4 Comments
  • Cam Weaver, Chris Wondolowski, Trades

Give serious credit to Houston Dynamo manager Dominic Kinnear for his latest tweak to his roster. Today the club announced another trade, just weeks after their trade for Dominic Oduro from New York. The club sent forward Chris Chris Wondolowski and a conditional pick in next year’s MLS draft to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for Cam Weaver.

On the surface it is a pretty fair deal considering how Weaver really never lived up to any expectation that most thought he would bring to San Jose at the start of the season. I see him really working out in Houston though with that attack. His size is something Hosuton needs up front with the way they score off so many set pieces that this deal makes perfect sense.

San Jose unloads another failed striker in some sense for them. Adding Wondolowski won’t vastly upgrade anything that they currently have right now up front.

What do you all make of this deal?

  • Martek

    I think this is a great deal. Wondo clearly was not going to get more play here as each time we signed a new striker, he got slotted into the depth chart ahead of him!<br />
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    As for Weaver, aside from a the well-marked Arturo Alvarez, I felt Weaver was the most dangerous Tremble on the field when SJ was here a few weeks ago. Time will of course tell, but this has the Luck, Cannetti, Kinnear seal of success written all over it.<br />
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    This could be a situation where, if you are a fan of Wondo, you can't help but be happy for him because he was not getting anymore playing time here. But with the Trembles, he plugs in up top right away. It's a great opportunity for him, and he's closer to home. If we're going to have him just riding the pine here, which he was going to do, it might as well be Cam Weaver, who could really benefit from playing in the Dynamo environment.<br />
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    Classic win-win.

  • I think this is a great deal. Wondo clearly was not going to get more play here as each time we signed a new striker, he got slotted into the depth chart ahead of him!

    As for Weaver, aside from a the well-marked Arturo Alvarez, I felt Weaver was the most dangerous Tremble on the field when SJ was here a few weeks ago. Time will of course tell, but this has the Luck, Cannetti, Kinnear seal of success written all over it.

    This could be a situation where, if you are a fan of Wondo, you can’t help but be happy for him because he was not getting anymore playing time here. But with the Trembles, he plugs in up top right away. It’s a great opportunity for him, and he’s closer to home. If we’re going to have him just riding the pine here, which he was going to do, it might as well be Cam Weaver, who could really benefit from playing in the Dynamo environment.

    Classic win-win.

  • Cannon Girl

    My Quakes are like a box of chocolates…you never know WHAT you're going to get. 😉

  • Cannon Girl

    My Quakes are like a box of chocolates…you never know WHAT you’re going to get. 😉