Marcus Tracy - Career - Professional

Professional

Tracy was drafted by Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. Though he was expected to be a top pick, he was selected fifty-sixth overall, falling so low due to clubs having the knowledge of his contract with Danish club Aalborg.

On January 15, 2009, Tracy joined the club in Denmark on a three-year contract and made his debut for Aalborg on March 19, 2009, as a substitute in a UEFA Cup quarter final second leg against Manchester City in which he assisted on his team's first goal of the game a few minutes after entering as a substitute. He scored the winning goal against FC Midtjylland on March 23, 2009, in his first game in the Danish Superliga. He fininshed the 2008 - 2009 Danish Superliga with 7 games (including 3 starts) and 1 goal scored. Also in that season, he played 1 game in the Danish Cup and 1 game in the UEFA Cup.

In the 2009 - 2010 season, he scored the game-winner against FC Copenhagen on November 9, 2009. He also scored a goal while playing for Aalborg reserve team on September 12, 2009 against Otterup in the Danish 2nd Division West. He missed the remainder of the 2009 - 2010 season due to patellar tendinitis or jumper's knee. For the 2009 - 2010 season, Tracy played 8 games (including 4 starts) in the Danish Superliga with 1 goal scored as well as 2 games in the Danish Cup and 2 games in qualification games for the UEFA Cup. He scored 1 goal in 5 games with the Aalborg BK reserve team in the Danish 2nd Division West. Tracy continued to be sidelined for the rest of 2010 with knee injuries.

His injuries continued to sideline him through the 2010 - 2011 season and the first half of the 2011 - 2012 season. After missing such a significant amount of time due to his injuries, Tracy was not going to have his contract renewed over the winter break per Aalborg's announcement on October 3, 2011. He spent the first half of 2012 working on regaining his fitness after his knee injury issues and targeting a move to Major League Soccer.

On September 11, 2012, Tracy signed a contract with MLS and his new club will be decided by a weighed lottery On September 13, the San Jose Earthquakes won the lottery for Tracy. The team had a 4.6% chance of landing Tracy.

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