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Luis Gil lands at Kansas City
by Paul Kennedy, February 22nd, 2010 8:09PM

TAGS:  kansas city wizards, mls, u-17 world cup, youth boys


[MLS] Luis Gil, arguably the most talented teenager to sign with MLS since Jozy Altidore, went to the Kansas City Wizards during a weighted lottery conducted by the league on Monday.

The 16-year-old Californian starred on the 2009 U.S. Under-17 World Cup team and had been targeted by Arsenal. There has been speculation that Gil would prefer to play closer to home, in which a trade would have to me arranged.

The Wizards had the third-best chance of winning the lottery. The only teams with poorer records last season were New York and San Jose.

  1. Dennis Mulqueen
    commented on: February 23, 2010 at 11:48 a.m.
    Luis Gil is 5'7'' tall.
  1. Olivier Lurz
    commented on: February 23, 2010 at 1:32 p.m.
    Here is another teenager's career the MLS will do everything to screw up. They already did such a terrific job with Freddy Adu I guess they deserve another try!
  1. Mike Gaire
    commented on: February 23, 2010 at 6:03 p.m.
    If he doesn't fancy Kansas (and who can blame him!!) I would love to see this lad start his career at San Jose!
  1. Joe Tregellas
    commented on: February 23, 2010 at 8:01 p.m.
    Watch it, Mike. No need to insult my fine city or my lads. But in regard to the young blood; he's still not a man, and if he MUST play close to home, then let him. I'd rather trade for a 1st rounder or a foreign slot in that case. But I hope he is indeed better than Altidore.

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