Real Salt Lake's luck heading into an important season for the club is certainly looking good.
Despite having awful odds (5.4 percent) of winning the Cody Arnoux lottery, Real Salt Lake won the rights to the former Wake Forest star, Everton reserve and Vancouver Whitecaps Division 2 striker. RSL, which has CONCACAF Champions League and MLS Cup aspirations and already boasts some of the best depth in the league, adds another potentially dangerous piece to its roster.
Out of the six teams that took part in the weighted lottery, the Houston Dynamo had the best chance of winning (48.9 percent), followed by the Seattle Sounders (24.2), the Columbus Crew (19.4), RSL, the Portland Timbers (1.6) and Vancouver Whitecaps (0.5 percent). Eleven teams opted out of the lottery, and San Jose was prohibited from taking part after winning the David Bingham lottery at the end of last month.
San Jose and RSL will not be eligible for next week's lotteries for Chris Agorsor and Korey Veeder and any other potential player lotteries during the 2011 season.
What do you think of RSL winning the lottery? Do you see Arnoux fitting in there? Do you see RSL holding onto Arnoux, or trading him?
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