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Already, four players have joined MLS clubs through the lottery system in 2011. Designed to fairly distribute talent which arrives in the league after the Super and Supplemental Drafts, the lottery system weighs team's chances based on their 2010 record.

The latest to have his fate decided by (weighted) chance was U.S. U20 fullback Korey Veeder. The 19-year-old will join the Columbus Crew, assuming he earns a contract. Columbus is now ineligible for any further lottery in 2011 and in fact only Columbus, Toronto FC, Seattle Sounders FC and the Colorado Rapids participated this time around.

Veeder played 20 times for USSF D-2 side Crystal Palace Baltimore in 2010, and also has experience with the U20 and U17 U.S. national sides.

Earlier this year, goalkeeper Dave Bingham joined his hometown San Jose Earthquakes, former Everton reserve Cody Arnoux landed with Real Salt Lake, and Chris Agorsor ended up with the Philadelphia Union, all through lottery.

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