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

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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9 Responses to “Defying the odds, Marcus Tracy is a San Jose Earthquakes”

  1. Andy says:

    SJ doesn’t need another striker. The best option for both parties would be a trade to Philly.

  2. Jeffrey says:

    Trade him, but for who?

  3. Andy says:

    Freddy…? Honestly, I have no idea. If they’d part with Michael Farfan or Freddy then it would be a good deal, but I doubt it. You never know though with Philly. Look at that awful Mwanga deal.

  4. Trent Hill says:

    Freddy would be a good trade for SJ.

  5. Andy says:

    I’m a big fan of Adu so I would only want it if he was going to start regularly, but I think he would. Yeah SJ would tear it up with a class playmaker. He and Dawkins might team up well.

  6. Kyle says:

    called it. oh yea!! San Jose can add to their riches. we are the best at finding steals with a bottom 5 payroll.

  7. Daniil says:

    i live in san jose and attend many earthquakes games. marcus tracy is of absolutely no use, and neither would anybody on the union squad be. weve already got a complete bench of players who would start for any other MLS team.

    but what the hell do i know, watch this guy end up scoring 15 goals for us lol :p

  8. Gregory says:

    San Jose has great scouting. You never know who will excel in the MLS. If he scores half the goals Eddie Johnson does I wonder if fans will demand a call-up.

    I do not want Eddie Johnson to start for the USMNT, but I think he is of the most talented strikers in the MLS. I think he deserves a call up as much as Chris Pontius, CJ Sapong, or Wondo. C.J. Sapong impressed me the most during the Cupcake Camp. Sapong bullied the defenders and held up the ball very well.

    Eddie Johnson has scored a goal in the Championship. I know his score rate was pathetic, be he MLS performance shows it made him stronger. He could peak like Edson Buddle at a late age. (Not peak but have good form).

    Other then Landon Donovan the USMNT does lack Attacking speed. All the German-Americans are great athletes but none are speed demons. (Chandler might be the closest thing)

    I’m not complaining about Gomez or Altidore at all, I just like the idea of a fast super-sub option. Eddie Johnson is not my ideal super-sub but he should get a little credit for his MLS season. ( I’m not even sure if Eddie Johnson is faster then Pontius )

  9. Kyle says:

    Eddie Johnson is not an option. He has no in box finishing ability, all his goals are from the head this season. Hes like the poor mans Wondo with no feet.

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