The Colorado Rapids have acquired forward Charles Eloundou, an 18-year-old attacking player and member of the Cameroonian National Team, in a special lottery held at Major League Soccer headquarters on Friday morning.
Eloundou, currently with Cameroon ahead of their friendly match against Tanzania on February 6, will join the Rapids in the coming weeks.
There is said to be some high hopes for this young striker. Eloundou was a star for the Cameroon U-20 National Team in 2012, scoring eight goals in seven matches during U-20 African Nations Cup qualifying. Those performances led him to be included with the full Cameroonian National Team for the Nehru Cup in India, where he played four matches.
Eloundou was signed last week by Major League Soccer on a one-year loan with an option to buy from AS Fortuna in Cameroon. After being unable to secure a visa before the MLS Combine and SuperDraft, he was made eligible for MLS clubs in a special lottery, which the Rapids won over Real Salt Lake and D.C. United.
Colorado is now ineligible for any future weighted lotteries during the 2013 season. They join Portland (Mobi Fehr) and Toronto (Gale Agbossoumonde) as other teams in that boat.