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Sounders sign former Husky forward

The Seattle Sounders FC today announced the signing of former University of Washington forward Kevin Forrest as a senior developmental player.

Here's the release from the Sounders:

Drafted with the third pick by Colorado in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft, Forrest, 24, appeared in one reserve division match for the Rapids. He played nine regular season games while on loan to the USL-1 Sounders.

The Rapids waived their rights to Forrest last week and Sounders FC acquired the player via the waiver rankings.

"Kevin Forrest is a versatile player who can play up front and also play wide," said Coach Sigi Schmid. "He has a history of scoring goals at the collegiate level and we suspect he'll continue in the pros."

Forrest, a University of Washington graduate, is a three-time All-Pac-10 selection, including first team in 2004 and 2006, and second team in 2007. As a junior in 2006, he scored a league-leading 16 goals and was voted Pac-10 Player of the Year. He ranks eighth in school history with 34 goals.

An Edmonds native, Forrest led Edmonds-Woodway High School to a pair of WesCo championships during his final two seasons.


Position: Forward

Height: 5-11

Weight 175

Birthdate: 11/3/1984

Hometown: Edmonds, Wash. (USA)

Previous Clubs: Colorado (MLS, 2008), Seattle Sounders (USL-1, 2008)

College: Washington (2003-07)