The saga of Gale Agbossoumonde takes yet another twist and turn but this time it is in Major League Soccer. A weighted lottery was held earlier in the day with six MLS teams to determine the fate of Agbossoumonde, with Toronto FC coming out on top.
The Reds were one of six teams to participate in Thursday’s lottery and held a 57.3 percent chance of acquiring Agbossoumonde. Dallas (25.9 percent), Houston (9.5 percent), Seattle (5.0 percent), Los Angeles (1.9 percent) and San Jose (0.04 percent) also entered into Thursday’s lottery.
Agbossoumonde was named the U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year in 2010 and has been a member of the U.S. U-17 and U-20 National Teams.
The 21-year old made his professional debut in 2009 with Miami FC of the USL and appeared in nine matches during the 2009-10 season, followed by brief loans to Sporting Braga, Estoril Praia, Djurgarden and Eintracht Frankfurt II. Agbossoumonde was most recently with the North American Soccer League’s Carolina Railhawks, where he made 17 appearances, netting one goal.
He was moved around from place to place due to his contract being held by Traffic Sports – a topic that was widely discussed for ages it seems. His deal with the group ended and he immediately signed with MLS.
Toronto is planning on keeping him too. With the recent additions of Danny Califf, this move should serve them very well. Not to mention they also own the 1st and 3rd overall picks in next month’s SuperDraft.