Sporting KC Wins Saad Lottery

Sporting KC Wins Saad Lottery

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 5, 2011
  • Soony Saad, Weighted Lottery

This bit of news just came across the wire. Sporting Kansas City has beaten out Chivas USA, the Chicago Fire and the Portland Timbers in the weighted lottery for Soony Saad.

KC had the third best odds in winning the lottery today and now add yet another striker to their roster. KC could be a good landing spot for someone like Saad, even with the vast amount of competition at his position. Saad needs time to transition into the professional ranks and will need to develop the physical skills that it takes to play in MLS.

Kansas City now joins the Columbus Crew, Philadelphia Union, San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake as lottery winners from this year. Should there be any more weighted lotteries this season, all five of these teams will not be eligible to participate.