Guarda Headed For MLS Lottery

Guarda Headed For MLS Lottery

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 22, 2008
  • 4 Comments
  • Bruno Guarda, Lottery

Ah yes, the lovely lottery is back. If you haven’t heard by now as it was reported yesterday by The Star-Telegram, Bruno Guarda has turned pro and has signed with MLS, passing up his senior year at SMU.

This all means the lovely weighted lottery is back for another season. In years past we have seen the likes of Robbie Rogers and Danny Szetela go in this lottery (oddly enough won by Columbus each time). Aside from those two there aren’t many big names that have been placed in this lottery.

How was Guarda placed in this lottery system? The reasons below are how the league determines when to place a player in a lottery:

1. Generation adidas players signed after the MLS SuperDraft
2. Draft eligible players to whom an MLS contract was offered but who failed to sign with the League prior to the Draft.

How the league determines the lottery is always interesting. Its usually based on the last 30 games or so and the performance in those games. If that is the case you can bet Dallas has a good shot at winning another lottery here, meaning a local college kid gets to stay in the Big D and play for his old coach.

Climbing the Ladder blog has some more details about how the lottery will probably be weighed here. Looks like Toronto will be the top spot and then most like Dallas will be after that. Toronto could end up with Guarda but they can pass on him I believe, unless they want to make a trade.

Pretty much it sounds like this kid will end up in Dallas regardless of who wins. He was one of Schellas Hyndman’s kids and you can bet Guarda wants to play for him again in the pros. I’m sure he will be instant trade bait for whoever wins this lottery.

No official word on when the lottery will be held.

MORE ON BRUNO GUARDA

Nationality: Brazilian

Position: Right Midfield

Two-time Hermann Trophy semifinalist

15 goals and 18 assists with SMU over three seasons

  • tex

    Doesn't seem like a guy anybody just has to have so some teams will wait for a better prospect. Seems pretty solid but nothing special. BTW, why does Brazilain play come to a US college?

  • kovolikessoccer

    Rumor also has it that he might be going to the Quakes!

  • tex

    Doesn’t seem like a guy anybody just has to have so some teams will wait for a better prospect. Seems pretty solid but nothing special. BTW, why does Brazilain play come to a US college?

  • Rumor also has it that he might be going to the Quakes!