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Cal keeper Bingham signs with MLS
by Ridge Mahoney, January 25th, 2011 6:57PM

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[MLS] After five of his teammates were taken in the 2011 SuperDraft, University of California goalie David Bingham has signed an MLS Generation adidas contract. He will skip his senior season at Cal to turn pro after earning NSCAA All-America honors in 2010.

Bingham posted eight shutouts as Cal reached the NCAA quarterfinals before losing on the road on PKs to eventual champion Akron.  Because he signed after the drafts, Bingham will be distributed through a weighted lottery to be conducted Wednesday.

In the weighted lottery, teams are assigned probability percentages in reverse order of their 2010 finish, which would place D.C. United at the top -- or bottom
-- of the list if it chooses to participate. Teams may opt out of the lottery; if they participate and use their selection, they are dropped from any subsequent lotteries conducted during the 2011 season.

Of the 10 GA signings available in the SuperDraft, the only goalie was Maryland keeper Zac MacMath, who was taken fifth overall by Philadelphia. On Tuesday the Union waived Brad Knighton, a former Revs keeper, after he’d taken over the starting job two-thirds of the way through the 2010 season from Chris Seitz.

Bingham (6-foot-2, 185 pounds) is a Northern California product who was born in Castro Valley and played club ball for Mustang United, which has employed San
Jose Earthquakes general manager John Doyle as its director of coaching.

He is the second Cal goalie to sign a GA contract in the past two years. Predecessor Stefan Frei was named MVP of the MLS Player Combine, signed with the
league, and went to Toronto with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2009 SuperDraft.

Servando Carrasco (Seattle), Hector Jimenez (Los Angeles), Demitrius Omphroy (Toronto FC), Davis Paul (Chicago) and A.J. Soares (New England) are the former Bears picked in the SuperDraft.



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