Felix Chenkam - vs Portland - US Open Cup 2017


The Seattle Sounders completed the signing of 19-year-old Cameroonian forward Felix Chenkam on Friday from the team's USL Sounders 2 squad. Chenkam departs Sounders 2 tied for the team lead with four goals in nine appearances this season after scoring five times in 19 games in 2017.

Chenkam, who will occupy an international roster spot, joins Seattle ahead of Saturday's clash at Real Salt Lake (5 pm ET | TV & streaming info)

"We've spoken in the past about the importance of developing talent from our internal development pipeline," Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey said in a statement. "Not only are we excited to reward Felix for his hard work with S2, but also to add a young player that addresses a position of need for us."

Chenkam has started seven of his nine appearances for S2 this season, and joins an attacking group that has battled injuries throughout the season while posting a league-worst seven goals so far in 2018. The Douala, Cameroon native joined S2 in March of 2017 from Cameroonian side Rainbow FC.

"He'll add a different dimension to what the club has at the moment, in that he's good at hold up play, he'll connect plays in the buildup and he wants to score goals," said Sounders FC 2 Head Coach John Hutchinson. "He's got a decent shot from range, and he'll add a bit of enthusiasm up top, as well. He's young, hungry and wants to go from there."