Former Husky Forrest Signs With Sounders FC

March 24, 2009

SEATTLE - Former Washington men's soccer standout and 2006 Pac-10 Player of the Year Kevin Forrest has signed with Seattle Sounders FC, the club announced today. Forrest has been added to the official roster as a Senior Developmental player.

A native of Edmonds, Wash., Forrest was originally a third pick by Colorado in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft and appeared in one reserve division match for the Rapids. He played nine regular season games while on loan to the USL-1 Sounders last year. The Rapids waived their rights to Forrest last week and was acquired by Sounders FC via the waiver rankings.

Forrest is the second Husky to join the Sounders in their inaugural season and will be reunited with former UW teammate and goalkeeper Chris Eylander.

Forrest etched his name in the Husky record books during his career and was one of the nation's top goal scorers during his junior and season seasons at UW. He was a three-time All-Pac-10 honoree including first-team nods in 2004 and 2006 in addition to his Player of the Year honor as a junior in 2006. That season he scored a league-leading and career-high 16 goals, just three away from the UW record of 19 and the most scored by a Husky in 17 years.

Forrest was a 2007 MAC Hermann Trophy candidate, a 2007 Soccer America preseason All-American and was named to the 2007 Lowe's Senior CLASS All-America Team. He was also the 2007 Pac-10 Scholar Athlete of the Year for men's soccer and was a 2006 NSCAA Scholar All-American. Forrest's 34 career goals are tied for eighth on UW's all-time list. He tallied three career hat tricks and scored five goals in NCAA Tournament matches.

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