American Sal Zizzo signs with MLS

Published Jul. 20, 2010 2:35 p.m. ET

American midfielder Sal Zizzo has left Hannover of the Bundesliga to sign with Major League Soccer.

MLS said Tuesday that Zizzo will be assigned to a team during a weighted lottery held at the league's offices Wednesday.

Under the lottery, teams have a better opportunity based on reverse order of finish during the 2009 regular season. D.C. United has the highest percentage chance of winning (16.7), followed by Kansas City (14.7), Chivas USA (12.9), New York (11.2), New England (9.6) and Toronto (8.1).

The 23-year-old former UCLA star tore his left anterior cruciate ligament last October. Zizzo played once for the U.S. national team, in an August 2007 exhibition at Sweden, and was part of the U.S. team at the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup.