ESPN reports that U.S. international midfielder Sal Zizzo will join Major League Soccer
after his contract with German team Hannover 96 ended. Sources tell ESPN he'll be placed in a weighted lottery, with D.C. United and the Kansas City Wizards standing the best chance to land him. This draft could take place as early as Wednesday.
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Zizzo was capped at both the U-20 and U-23 level for the United States. He's a product of UCLA. He's also recovering from an ACL tear and is probably a long-term project.
If this all sounds vaguely familiar, the Wizards won a similar weighted lottery with teenage prospect Luis Gil. However, Gil wanted to play within a 20 hour drive of the Pacific Ocean, so his rights were traded to Real Salt Lake.
And KC missed out on the next big thing in MLS.
If I were a betting man, I'd put a bit more money on D.C. snagging him than KC. I also believe in conspiracy theories.