So when it was announced former Hermann Trophy winner Marcus Tracy was coming back stateside after some time in Denmark I didn't pay much attention to it. The Red Bulls, already a team against the cap, sort-of overhauled their roster by adding Tim Cahill and Lloyd Sam, plus, they've just brought on two trialists, only one of whom Hans Backe said the team could sign.
Guess I was wrong, because the Red Bulls are one of eight teams in on the Marcus Tracy lottery, though they only have a 6.1 percent chance of winning. The New England Revolution seem frontrunners, with a 33.2 percent chance of landing the former Wake Forest standout. The percentages are weighted based on the team's performance in their last 34 matches dating back to last year.
For those who don't know, the lottery is the norm for players who spurn the league for careers in Europe. Tracy's was with Aalborg in Denmark, but according to Soccer By Ives, his career stalled thanks to knee tendinitis and he's been training with the Philadelphia Union since.
The lottery is tomorrow at 10 a.m.