Kansas City, Kan. — Sporting Kansas City has acquired the rights to forward Soony Saad, an 18-year-old standout at the University of Michigan.
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.