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November 25, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Sounders FC waives Brown, Fucito and Neagle (UPDATED)

But they are likely to be back as training camp invitees. See below the team announcement –

RENTON, WASH. – The Seattle Sounders FC today waived midfielder Michael Fucito and defenders Evan Brown and Lamar Neagle.
Brown, 22, and Fucito, 23, were both selected by Seattle in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. Brown was chosen 16th overall from Wake Forest and Fucito was taken with the 46th pick overall from Harvard. Neagle, 22 and a Federal Way native, joined Seattle as a rookie free agent from Nevada-Las Vegas on June 10.
None of the players, all rookies, saw action during the MLS regular season or playoffs. Brown started in the May 26 U.S. Open Play-In game, a 1-0 victory over Colorado. Brown, Neagle and Fucito, who was on the disabled list since signing July 3, each saw playing time as substitutes in friendlies against both Chelsea and Barcelona.

I’m trying to get clarification from the front office as to why these moves were made….stay tuned.
UPDATE 6:16 p.m. All three players’ options were not picked up for next season, so they were placed on waivers and eligible to be claimed by other teams. But they all cleared waivers — only one of the 11 MLS players to be placed on waivers was drafted by another team — and technical director Chris Henderson said he hopes they are part of the team next season. Also, two other unspecified players had their options picked up for next season but the team wants to renegotiate their salaries.

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