Tracy signs with MLS

Tracy signs with MLS

Major League Soccer

Tracy signs with MLS


One of the more heralded U.S. attacking prospects of the past few years is coming to MLS.

Former Wake Forest standout forward and Hermann Trophy winner Marcus Tracy signed with MLS Tuesday and will be assigned to a team through a weighted lottery on Thursday, two days prior to the roster freeze deadline, the league announced.

Chronic knee tendonitis has derailed the start of Tracy's professional career and prevented him from reaching the heights expected of him when he left school. He opted to spurn MLS for a European career after his time at Wake Forest and signed with Aalborg in Denmark, but injuries prevented him from gaining a foothold with the club, and he was eventually let go last October. He has been rehabilitating from his latest surgery ever since and was recently training with the Philadelphia Union.

The Houston Dynamo originally drafted Tracy, now 25, in 2009, taking a calculated gamble with a fourth-round SuperDraft pick that he might come to MLS within the two years following the draft, a period in which they maintained his MLS rights. Those have since expired, though, which made Tracy a candidate for the weighted lottery.

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