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July 3, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Mike Fucito signs with Sounders FC

Seattle just announced the signing of fourth-round draft pick Mike Fucito, a midfielder from Harvard who has been training with the team since graduating.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that the speedy rookie won’t see action for a while. According to the team, Fucito has been diagnosed with sesamoiditis in his right foot and has been placed on the disabled list for all MLS matches through August 15. He will be eligible to play in U.S. Open Cup and friendly matches prior to that date if he is deemed well enough. Fucito has been added to the roster as Senior Development player.
“Fucito adds for us a left-sided player, and we don’t have many left-footed players on our team,” said Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid. “He can play wide left and can also play up front. He’s a little bit different player; he’s quick with a low center of gravity, so he’s different from the other forwards we have.”
Fucito, 23, finished as the Crimson’s No. 4 career scorer with 32 goals and 24 assists.
Due to injuries, Fucito played in only three preseason games for Seattle, scoring one goal.
Transaction: Seattle Sounders (MLS) – Signed MF Michael Fucito; placed on disabled list
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
Birthdate: 3/29/1986
Hometown: Westford, Mass.
College: Harvard
Pronunciation: fuh-SEE-toe

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