News has broke from Seattle as the Sounders have been busy bolstering their squad of attackers. The Sounders have announced the signing of 30-year-old forward Cam Weaver. As per league policy, the terms of the deal were not discussed.
Weaver was picked up during the 2014 preseason, before the squads participation in the Carolina Challenge Cup, where he logged 110 minutes. The longtime MLS veteran and former Norwegian FK Haugesund striker was with the Houston Dynamo for the prior five seasons.
This pickup was a really good move by the Sounders organization. Not only is Weaver a seasoned veteran, but at 6-foot-4 he is an aerial threat. Chad Marshall and Weaver could prove a goalkeepers nightmare on corner kicks. In addition it'll give the squad more depth for the long away stretches this season.
Despite picking up a seasoned striker, the biggest X-factor is the midfield. When Dempsey is with the national team or resting, the midfield has been known to vanish at times. Scoring opportunities have to be consistently created to avoid stressing the defense to win every match. The Sounders are doing better, but a few matches without Dempsey should show if this team is playoff ready or not.