Philadelphia wins Agorsor lottery

Philadelphia wins Agorsor lottery

MLS- Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia wins Agorsor lottery


Chris Agorsor got his wish. He will embark on his professional career in Philadelphia.

The Union won the weighted lottery to Agorsor's rights Monday afternoon, competing against only the expansion Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps with the odds in its favor. The Union had a 96.3 percent chance to win. The other 13 lottery-eligible teams opted out of the chance to acquire a once-promising United States youth prospect.

Agorsor, the 2007-2008 Gatorade National High School Player of the Year and a former United States Under-18 striker, was a highly touted recruit at the University of Virginia until a severe knee injury derailed his path to stardom before it could really get going. He had trained with the Union during the 2011 preseason and reportedly hoped to wind up with the club all along.

Philadelphia, San Jose (winner of the David Bingham lottery) and Real Salt Lake (Cody Arnoux) are all prohibited from Tuesday's lottery for U.S. U-20 right back Korey Veeder and any other future player lotteries this season.

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