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Defying the odds, Marcus Tracy is a San Jose Earthquakes
   September 13, 2012 (10:33 AM) by Howie Michaels

Despite having just a 4.6% chance of winning the lottery, MLS frontrunners San Jose have landed former Aalborg forward Marcus Tracy in today’s weighted lottery. Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop seems interested in utilizing the 2008 Hermann Trophy winner, who will be reunited with college teammate Ike Oparas and Sam Cronin:

“We liked what we saw of Marcus when he finished his career at Wake Forest,” said Earthquakes head coach Frank Yallop in a club statement. “He’s an athletically gifted striker and is dangerous in the air. We look forward to bringing him in.”

Although I wouldn’t rule out a trade to Philadelphia given that Tracy’s an East Coast guy who was recently training with them.

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Marcus Tracy will join MLS via weighted lottery
   September 12, 2012 (4:40 PM) by Howie Michaels

As predicted one year ago, Marcus Tracy will be joining an MLS club in the coming days. This time, the ole MLS roster roulette wheel has landed on “weighted lottery”.

Here are the odds:

New England Revolution: 33.2 percent
FC Dallas: 19.7 percent
Philadelphia Union: 16.8 percent
Real Salt Lake: 9.7 percent
Chicago Fire: 7.8 percent
New York Red Bulls: 6.1 percent
San Jose Earthquakes: 4.6 percent
Seattle Sounders: 2.1 percent

The 2008 Hermann Trophy winner has been training with Philadephia.

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Marcus Tracy’s contract will not be renewed by Aalborg BK
   September 24, 2011 (12:28 PM) by Howie Michaels

Striker Marcus Tracy, plagued by injuries for the last two yeasr at Aalborg in Denmark, will not have his contract renewed when it expires over the winter break.

It’s not a surprising development although obviously unfortunate for the once-promising prospect. Tracy joined Aalborg after winning the 2008 Hermann Trophy as college soccer’s best player. However, after joining Aalborg in January of 2009, Tracy played just 15 matches before experiencing a series of issues with his knees (tendinitis in both knees).

The 24 year-old is free to look for a new club now although the knee issues may hold him back generally in his pursuit of professional soccer.

I think that he will have opportunities in MLS (even as a 25 year-old prospect by the time he’d be eligible to play) as a former elite college prospect if he chooses to pursue them. I think that he’d enter MLS in a weighted lottery (see Cody Arnoux) although I’ll admit that I lack the law degree necessary to fully comprehend MLS roster rules.

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Marcus Tracy likely finished for the season
   December 22, 2010 (12:35 AM) by Matt Benson

The last time we heard about Aalborg BK forward Marcus Tracy, he had some procedure done to his knee back in October.  According to Aalborg’s sport director Lynge Jacobsen in October, they were hoping to have Tracey back for the midseason training camp in January.

According to this report from Denmark, he is having another surgery and will be out for the season.

Injuries have plagued Tracey since December of 2009 (tendonitis in both knees) and he has played in only 15 games for Aalborg since arriving at the club in January of 2009.

Aalborg are currently in last place of the Danish Superliga while it is on winter break and will miss Tracy’s goal scoring abilities (AaB has scored only 18 goals in 19 games).  They also have two other forwards coming back from injury, including fellow American Chris Rolfe.  The Danish Superliga resumes action in the first weekend in March.

And my favorite part of the article linked above after being thrown into the Google Translator (and not fully being converted to English correctly):

It is frustrating, but we will not cry snot about it, says sporting director also on the attacker, who only has one year left on his contract in the North Jutland club.

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Wednesday Links
   October 6, 2010 (5:35 PM) by Matt Benson

A slow week with the international break, so here are some links.

» Rolfe, Tracy suffer injury setbacks []

» Ogunbiyi aims high with Viborg []

» Alive and kicking []

» Murcielagos details Wynalda position [Yanks Abroad]

» Krupnik leading the charge at Netanya [Yanks Abroad]

» American by way of Germany, Jones fits right in []

» Dempsey scores on English keeper Green again []

And don’t forget to enter our guess the US-Poland score sticker contest.  Free stuff!

Categories: Babajide Ogunbiyi, Charlie Davies, Chris Rolfe, Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones, Marcus Tracy
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Around the world in a few links
   June 30, 2010 (9:40 PM) by Matt Benson

Some smaller, but interesting items worth checking out this Wednesday from across the interwebs.  And to answer Howie’s question in the previous entry about Roy Hodgson leaving Fulham, it does not make me happy about the future of the Cottagers.

Lets start off with a sit down video interview with Sacha Kljestan.

I thought being cut or released from a team would be rough, but how about a whole team folding due to bankruptcy causing everyone to become a free agent?  This happened in Norway and American goalkeeper Tyrel Lacey is looking for a new job.

Greg Seltzer went crazy over at today and tells us that Clarence Goodson should be leaving IK Start soon on a summer transfer, Chris Rolfe and Marcus Tracy might miss the beginning of the Danish Superliga due to lingering injuries and he takes a stab at possible guys for the US roster for the 2014 World Cup.

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AGF Aarhus gain one American, but lose another
   March 31, 2010 (1:23 PM) by Matt Benson

Finally got around to looking around the web today for some news stories only to find out via Ives that AGF Aarhus got Benny Feilhaber back in the lineup today in their win over Esbjerg.

Feilhaber came on in the second half as a sub and saw about 20 minutes of action.

Now for the bad news, Marcus Tracy was announced to be out for the season with a knee injury.  Tracy picked up the injury during the USMNT January camp, but hasn’t been able to get better since going back to Aarhus.

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Marcus Tracy discusses his injury
   February 18, 2010 (11:52 AM) by Howie Michaels

Continuing our ongoing dedicated coverage of the Danish SuperLiga, we have a link to a video interview with Aalborg forward Marcus Tracy, the 2008 Hermann Award winner.

Tracy scored twice in 21 league appearances with Aalborg after joining the Danish side. He was called up to the camp for January’s friendly with Honduras but had to leave due to tendinitis. Some had rumored that it might be serious, but Tracy makes it sound like a minor issue.

It’s just a brief clip (in English) on a Danish site, so check it out.

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Danish Superliga Friendly Action
   February 13, 2010 (11:19 PM) by Matt Benson

Who says we don’t cover Danish Superliga friendlies?!

Aalborg (Chris Rolfe & Marcus Tracy) took on AGF Aarhus (Benny Feilhaber) in a friendly today with Aalborg coming away the winners.

Marcus Tracy is injured so he didn’t play, but Rolfe got the start, went the distance, scored one goal and assisted on another goal for Aalborg.  Benny got the start for Aarhus and played 63 minutes.

For those that can read Danish, enjoy this recap.

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