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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

American Boomerang: Cam Weaver

Soccer By Ives is reporting that San Jose has signed young American striker, Cam Weaver, from Norwegian club FK Haugesund. Does that name ring a bell? Back in 2006 he flirted with MLS after finding success with USL club Seattle Sounders. He trained and played with the Rapids reserves and as a Rapids fan I was excited by the prospect of a strong American striker. Then he signed in Norway. I was extremely bummed at the time. Now I'm excited to see him come back to MLS to see what he can do.

According to Wikipedia he's had a successful couple years in Norway, scoring 21 goals in 51 matches. You've got to assume similar production in MLS will bring him into the US National Team spotlight at a critical time during the run up to the 2010 World Cup.

I think this is a great signing for MLS and San Jose similar to some of the other boomerangs like Robbie Rogers and Kenny Cooper. We'll see if he can bring some of his Norwegian scoring back to the USA.

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  • It'd be great to see Cam pan out. At $65k Seattle may have themselves a bargain.

    By Blogger Allen, at 11:01 PM  

  • Cam Weaver, is that his real name? it is kind of peculiar don't you think, but he must be good, I would like to see what he can do, I will mention this young player to my friend who is a pay per head bookmaking agent and likes to know about new promising players

    By Blogger joseph burrell, at 10:06 PM  

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