FC Dallas Enters Weighted Lottery For Brian 'Cobi' Span

University of Virginia

The former UVA midfielder signed a deal with MLS today.

As the preseason is getting closer, FC Dallas is looking to add more to their roster. The club will be involved in a weighted lottery tomorrow afternoon that will determine where former University of Virginia midfielder Brian 'Cobi' Span will go.

Five MLS teams have entered the lottery, with FC Dallas having the best shot of landing Span with a 41.1 percent chance, according to a league article.

Other four teams in the running include the Chicago Fire (27 percent chance), the San Jose Earthquakes (18.7 percent) and the New England Revolution (12.3 percent) and Real Salt Lake (0.9 percent).

Span played two years at Virginia before leaving school early to sign with a Swedish club in 2012. He had left Virginia in hopes of landing a Generation adidas deal with MLS but the league decided not to sign him. He had lead UVA in 2011 with five assists and was second in goals with seven.


Span is a tall midfielder (six-foot-three to be exact), one that can stretch the field with his pace. He can play on the wings or in a withdrawn role in the middle of the park.

Players eligible for the weighted lottery are: "Generation adidas players signed after the MLS SuperDraft or draft eligible players to whom an MLS contract was offered but who failed to sign with the League prior to the Draft." Should FC Dallas win this lottery, per league rules, they will not be eligible to participate in another lottery this year.

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