California's Bingham Taken In MLS Lottery

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA junior goalkeeper David Bingham was selected by the San Jose Earthquakes in Wednesday's special Major League Soccer lottery. Earlier this month, Bingham signed a contract with the MLS as a member of this year's Generation adidas class.

The Pleasanton, Calif., native was an NSCAA second team All-American and first team All-Pac-10 honoree this past season. Bingham produced a goals-against average of 0.77, a save percentage of .884 and was the only Cal goalkeeper to play in 2010. He posted eight shutouts over the season, as the Golden Bears advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament and finished 14-2-4.

Bingham becomes the sixth Cal player to head to the MLS this year after five of his teammates were taken in the January 13 SuperDraft. Overall, the Pac-10 had six players selected in the SuperDraft, three in the Supplemental Draft and now Bingham through special lottery.

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