Sporting KC wins teen standout in weighted lottery

Sporting Kansas City has acquired the rights to forward Soony

Saad (soo-NEE’ sod), an 18-year-old standout at the University of


The Major League Soccer team announced its acquisition of the

2009-2010 National Gatorade Player of the Year on Tuesday.

Saad led the NCAA in scoring with a school-record 19 goals at

Michigan in the 2010-2011 season. He was one of two collegiate

players to join the U.S. Under-20 camp in December.

He signed with the MLS last week and was entered into Tuesday’s

weighted lottery, which the league uses to distribute players after

the annual draft.