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The Houston Dynamo has added yet another forward, bringing in Cam Weaver from the San Jose Earthquakes in a trade completed Tuesday that sends Chris Wondolowski to the Earthquakes, along with a conditional draft pick.
Weaver becomes the third new forward added by the Dynamo during the season, along with Ade Akinbiyi and Dominic Oduro.
What's the point of this trade? Weaver was a highly-regarded target forward when San Jose signed him, but he has struggled badly on an Earthquakes team where he has been surprisingly starved for service from the flanks.
Enter the Dynamo, which boast deft passers such as Brad Davis and Stuart Holden. With Brian Ching dealing with injuries, and the Ade Akinbiyi experiment not exactly going well, Houston could see Weaver as a player who will flourish in their system. The Dynamo certainly saw enough of Weaver when he recorded a goal and assist in a 3-2 San Jose win over Houston on March 28th.
Parting with Wondolowski had to hurt the Dynamo, but the arrival of Dominic Oduro, who has impressed Houston since arriving, gives Dom Kinnear a speed option off the bench to make up for the loss of Wondolowski. While the deal does send Wondolowski from one of the best teams in MLS to one of the worst, it does send him back to the Bay Area, where he is from.
What do you think of the deal? Think Houston got another steal? Do you see Wondolowski thriving in San Jose? Was it a pretty even swap?
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