Luis Gil lands at Kansas City

[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.

4 comments about "Luis Gil lands at Kansas City".
  1. Dennis Mulqueen, February 23, 2010 at 11:48 a.m.

    Luis Gil is 5'7'' tall.

  2. Olivier Lurz, 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!

  3. Mike Gaire, 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!

  4. Joe Tregellas, 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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