San Jose Lands Tracy In Lottery

San Jose Lands Tracy In Lottery

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 13, 2012
  • Marcus Tracy

Sometimes the rich get richer.

The league leading San Jose Earthquakes landed former Hermann Trophy winner Marcus Tracy on Thursday in a weighted lottery in which they had only a 4.6 percent chance of winning, the second-lowest probability of the eight MLS teams in the running.

“We liked what we saw of Marcus when he finished his career at Wake Forest,” said Earthquakes head coach Frank Yallop in a club statement. “He’s an athletically gifted striker and is dangerous in the air. We look forward to bringing him in.”

The Pennsylvania native, who has been out of contract since January, has been working on a comeback and was recently training with the Philadelphia Union.

He will also be joining former Wake Forest players Sam Cronin and Ike Opara, with whom he helped the Demon Deacons to a NCAA title in 2007.

Overall, this is a big “get” for San Jose in my book. Tracy isn’t a signing for this season by any means but he will certainly add some insurance for next year as San Jose potentially has a busier schedule with the Champions League should they claim the league’s Supporters’ Shield trophy this season.