Soony Saad signs with MLS.

Former Michigan standout and the 2010 NCAA leading scorer Soony Saad has signed a contract with Major League Soccer this past weekend.

Saad will be made available in a weighted lottery on Tuesday. Four teams will not be available for this lottery as they won previous lotteries this season. Columbus (Korey Veeder), Real Salt Lake (Cody Arnoux), the San Jose Earthquakes (David Bingham) and the Philadelphia Union (Chris Agorsor) will not be eligible for Tuesday’s lottery.

No word yet on which clubs will participate in this lottery. I could see teams like Chicago, Houston, Chivas, and New England as ones that could be in this lottery.

Saad scored an NCAA freshman- high 19 goals last year, helping the Wolverines to a Big Ten championship and place in the NCAA Final Four. He left school after his freshman season to pursue European options, but recently returned to the US, where he has signed with MLS.

Saad is a very solid scorer but most agree that he needs to mature physically to do well on the professional scene.