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Marcus Tracy joins Major League Soccer

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Marcus Tracy joins Major League Soccer

Marcus Tracy is returning to North America to play in MLS.

Tracy spent the last three seasons with Danish side Aalborg BK, where he was a teammate of current Chicago Fire striker Chris Rolfe. MLS confirmed that the 25-year-old forward has signed a contract.

The former Wake Forest star will find out his new MLS home in a weighted lottery that will be conducted on Thursday, Sept. 13. Clubs have until end of day on Wednesday, Sept. 12 to confirm whether they will participate in the lottery.

Tracy has struggled over the past three years with tendonitis in both knees but when healthy, the forward is known for being a quick elusive player. MLSsoccer.com reported that Tracy has been training with the Philadelphia Union.

The lottery mechanism is being used in Tracy's case since he was drafted by the Houston Dynamo back in the 2009 SuperDraft and offered a contract, which he turned down to join Aalborg. Given that more than two years have passed since the Dynamo drafted the 2008 Hermann Trophy winner, the club no longer holds the MLS rights to the player.


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