As we reported here the other day, Israel Sesay, a 16-year-old forward from Sierra Leone has has spent the past six-plus years in the Washington area and in the U.S. u-17 residency program, has indeed signed with MLS and will be allocated through a weighted lottery Friday at 2:30 p.m. The winning club will announce the acquisition shortly after the lottery takes place.
Using a special formula that improves the chances of the league's weaker teams over the past year of winning the lottery, here are the percentages:
RSL 22.5% chance of winning
Kansas City 9.7
New York 7.4
New England 0.7
(Columbus, which won the Robbie Rogers lottery in the spring, and expansion Toronto will not participate)
A word of caution: Sesay is not going to jump into a club's starting lineup. In fact, he might not even play in a league match this year. But for a team looking to develop a long-term prospect, this could be a nice pick-up.
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