Crew Win Veeder Lottery

Crew Win Veeder Lottery

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 15, 2011
  • 2 Comments
  • Lottery

Okay, one final lottery. Today marked what hopefully is the final player lottery/draft of the 2011 offseason with the weighted player lottery for 19-year-old Korey Veeder.

Four clubs went into the draft, Toronto FC (45.52 percent) had the best chance at acquiring the US Under-20 prospect followed by the Seattle Sounders (24.83 percent), the Columbus Crew (19.31 percent) and the Colorado Rapids (10.34 percent). In the end the Crew came out on top.

Veeder is a former member of the US Under-17 residency program, who played with Crystal Palace Baltimore in USL last year. The Florida native is also in Thomas Rongen’s US Under-20 pool with the hope of getting called up for CONCACAF U-20 World Cup qualifying.

Columbus now joins the ranks of Real Salt Lake (Cody Arnoux), the San Jose Earthquakes (David Bingham) and the Philadelphia Union (Chris Agorsor) as clubs that will not be eligible for any further weighted lotteries this season.

  • It makes me angry that I have never heard of this player. How come I hear of talent in Europe, such as Joe Cole and Wayne Rooney when they were but in their early teens, and yet I don’t hear about talented players in my own country?

  • It makes me angry that I have never heard of this player. How come I hear of talent in Europe, such as Joe Cole and Wayne Rooney when they were but in their early teens, and yet I don’t hear about talented players in my own country?