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And then there were 13.
Sporting Kansas City, Chivas USA, D.C. United, the Houston Dynamo and Philadelphia Union have all opted out of Wednesday afternoon's lottery for the rights to Generation adidas goalkeeper David Bingham, leaving 13 teams vying for his services.
The New England Revolution have the best odds (23.6 percent) to win the lottery, which will be conducted at 3 p.m. Toronto FC (17.9), the Chicago Fire (15.3) and Seattle Sounders (10.8) are the teams with the next-highest odds of landing the Cal standout.
Which teams would be solid fits for Bingham?
New England could definitely use insurance for Matt Reis, though the team has entrusted backup Bobby Shuttleworth in the past.
Toronto would be an intriguing fit, considering Bingham would be an ideal understudy for another Cal product, Stefan Frei. Should Frei secure an offer overseas, Bingham would be able to step in and replace him.
As for Seattle, the Sounders acquired the services of two collegiate goalkeepers in the draft process by adding Monomouth's Bryan Meredith and Connecticut's Josh Ford, but Bingham would be an upgrade over either and could be eventual the successor to Kasey Keller.
Bingham's talent is considered to be on-par with that of Zac MacMath, another Generation adidas goalkeeper that was taken with the fifth overall pick in the SuperDraft by the Union.
Who do you hope wins the lottery? Where do you think would be the best fit for Bingham? Surprised at any of the teams that opted out?
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