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Sounders FC Signs Kevin Forrest

Former University of Washington standout and Pac-10 Player of the Year signs with Seattle. (Photo courtesy of University of Washington Athletics)

RENTON , WASH. The Seattle Sounders FC has signed forward Kevin Forrest, the team announced today. He has been added to the official roster as a Senior Developmental player.

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.