Tracy Signing With Danish Club

Tracy Signing With Danish Club

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 9, 2009
  • 2 Comments
  • Aalborg BK, Marcus Tracy
Nothing like a little Danish news to start the day...Marcus Tracy is headed to Denmark.

Nothing like a little Danish news to start the day...Marcus Tracy is headed to Denmark.

It seems to be a topic every year that we have to go into. Guys that pass on MLS because the league doesn’t pony up enough cash to sign them properly. That looks to maybe be the case once again with Wake Forest striker Marcus Tracy who recently passed up the MLS Combine and SuperDraft to look at playing in Europe as an option.

It didn’t take long at all for a suitor to line up for Tracy, who easily would have been a top-three pick in next week’s SuperDraft in St. Louis.

The Danish daily newspaper Ekstra Bladet is reporting that Tracy is set to sign a contract with Aalborg BK.

He is expected to fly to Denmark in the next day or so to put the finishing touches on a three-year contract with the reigning Danish champions and UEFA Cup participants. Not a bad deal for a guy that just finished up Hermann trophy season.

Its just a shame to see a talented player pass on the league but you do have to give him props for being able to get attracted to a small club that is doing well in Europe. Getting to possible be able to play in UEFA Cup games isn’t a bad thing at all. We will have to see how this goes for Mr. Tracy.

I would imagine there will be two or three more players that pass on the league due to small contracts after next week’s draft.

  • Marksy

    I know Marcus very well we went to high school and played soccer together. He was always talking about playing in Europe and when he got the opportunity to he took it. He is 22 y.o. which is pretty old for Europe but he got an offer. With a team like Aalborg that can win the danish league and notched a spot for the Champions League he can maybe develope a little bit more and continue and possibly play for a good club in a few years time. However, if he was to enter the Champions league or an academy when he was younger he could be better today and already achieved a contract with a team like that. I don't want to say that College is the problem but it appears to be. In a academy he would get his schooling and he will also get to play against more competetive teams. Tracy's mom is a math teacher so it is that much more difficult for him to leave school and play soccer but we can't develope as a nation until we take out this main step.

  • Marksy

    I know Marcus very well we went to high school and played soccer together. He was always talking about playing in Europe and when he got the opportunity to he took it. He is 22 y.o. which is pretty old for Europe but he got an offer. With a team like Aalborg that can win the danish league and notched a spot for the Champions League he can maybe develope a little bit more and continue and possibly play for a good club in a few years time. However, if he was to enter the Champions league or an academy when he was younger he could be better today and already achieved a contract with a team like that. I don’t want to say that College is the problem but it appears to be. In a academy he would get his schooling and he will also get to play against more competetive teams. Tracy’s mom is a math teacher so it is that much more difficult for him to leave school and play soccer but we can’t develope as a nation until we take out this main step.