Arnoux Headed For A Lottery

Arnoux Headed For A Lottery

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 9, 2011
  • Cody Arnoux, Weighted Lottery

For a while now, a lot of people have been asking what is going on with the Cody Arnoux situation. Like I mentioned before the SuperDraft, I figured he would be placed in a weighted lottery similar to what happened to David Bingham recently.

Turns out that is looking like it will be the case. Steve Goff is reporting the league and Arnoux are close to coming to an agreement on what will happen with his future. As we all know the league turned down his contract with the Vancouver Whitecaps earlier this winter.

Basically the league looked at it this way with Arnoux: He was a player they really wanted to sign two years ago out of college but he turned them down for a chance in Europe. Since he would have been placed in the SuperDraft at that time had he signed with the league, he would have been open to nearly every club. So now he is destined to a weighted lottery so everyone has a fair crack at him.

According to Goff, D.C. United will have the best chance at landing him. Of course, teams could opt out like they did for the Bingham lottery. But in this situation I don’t know why one club would opt out unless his price is too high. If that is the case you can imagine teams like Real Salt Lake, Seattle and perhaps LA or New York to say “thanks but no thanks”.

At the end of all this we are left with yet another draft/lottery for this winter. The fun just never ends now does it?

  • I could see him fitting in nicely at PPL park and replacing Moreno.

  • baumer

    This reminds me of the Luis Gil situation where part of the agreement with MLS was that he would only play for RSL or the Sounders. Even though he is in the lottery can’t he still say I will only play for the caps? Thus only accomplishing forcing the caps to compensate whatever team wins the lottery for the player à la KC?

    • Its possible. I wouldn’t be shocked if he has a stipulation that reads he will only play for certain clubs. Basically forcing a trade to happen which isn’t the worst thing since the lottery winner will at least get something out of the deal.

  • Jason

    Philly could hold out for Agorsor.