Mike Fucito

Seattle Sounders

Sounders at San Jose MLS match 3

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Two sides depleted by injury, national team calls and the lack of a playoff place if the season ended today. While playoff position isn't yet important a first win is. The San Jose Earthquakes sit at 1-1-1 -1 GD while Seattle is 0-1-1 -1 GD.

For different reasons, neither the Seattle Sounders nor the San Jose Earthquakes will be fielding their first choice forward complement in this weekend's match in the Bay Area.

San Jose Scouting Report: Forward Help Wanted

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For different reasons, neither the Seattle Sounders nor the San Jose Earthquakes will be fielding their first choice forward complement in this weekend's match in the Bay Area.

For San Jose, the problem is injury. Both Steven Lenhart and Alan Gordon remain unavailable for the "not-Wondolowski" role in the Earthquakes' attack after offseason surgery.

Mike Fucito Appreciation Thread

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Mike Fucito was, perhaps, an easy target for some. While many of the fans seemed to embrace him fairly easily, he was always going to be judged extra hard based on his origins in MLS: the Seattle Sounders. That judgement perhaps came to a head when the Portland Timbers played against the Seattle Sounders in Seattle.

MLS SuperDraft 2013: Sounders Pick 16th and 35th

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With the Seattle Sounders picks buried low (winning games will do that to a team) they will have to react to what the teams ahead of them do. You should also prepare for more trades. One is already in the books this morning.

MLS SuperDraft 2013 is the day that in many ways launches the season for many teams, and certainly for the 38 players drafted today.

MLS SuperDraft 2013: Livethread

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MLS SuperDraft 2013 is the day that in many ways launches the season for many teams, and certainly for the 38 players drafted today. The Seattle Sounders pick 16th and 35th, spots that are more suited for depth in general and in this draft more likely to be defensive players.

One thing that will not happen today is that there will not be a league wide kit/jersey reveal as had long been rumored.

Portland Timbers 2012 Player Rankings #27: Mike Fucito

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It was bound to happen sooner or later, but in April of this past season, the Portland Timbers acquired its first ever MLS player formerly of the Seattle Sounders. Even better (or worse, depending on your perspective) Mike Fucito wasn't just a run of the mill player, but a fan favorite. While he never seemed to make a huge impact regularly, he had a habit of coming up big in important fringe games, like the U.

Portland Timbers Matchday Postscript: Hitting Bottom

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Five Keys to the Match

Questionable lineup decisions: Against DC United we saw Gavin Wilkinson use a lineup nearly identical to the previous match, with only the striker position changing. The decision was a surprise, given Wilkinson's talk of wanting to see all of his players audition for a spot on next year's squad.

Portland Timbers at Seattle Sounders (photos)

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The Portland Timbers lost to the Seattle Sounders in Seattle on October 7, by a score of 3-0. Some of the action and all of the angst in pictures.

Fortunately, D.C. United Won't Have A General Manager Vote Like The Seattle Sounders

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From Oct. 7 to Dec. 7, season ticket holders for the Seattle Sounders will get to cast a vote either for or against retaining Adrian Hanauer as the team's general manager.

Hanauer will probably receive a majority of votes to keep his job, but the fact that there's even a possibility of fans voting out a successful general manager just goes to show how stupid this process is.

The Numbers Behind the Portland Timbers' Lack of Penalty Kicks

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The Timbers are now close to becoming the fourth team to suffer such a fate, joining Chivas USA in 2011, FC Dallas in 2006, and the 2000 Kansas City Wizards.

That's in spite of numerous occasions in which one was probably deserved.

My personal favorite non-call happened May 26 vs Vancouver Whitecaps.

Reserve Game Ruminations: Timbers 3 Seattle Sounders 2

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The reserve leg of this weekend's Cascadia derby started with a torrent of Timbers goals in the first fifteen minutes as Mike Fucito, Kris Boyd, and Brent Richards all got on the board. From then on out it was a much more even game as Seattle managed to get their feet underneath them and pull two back before the final whistle.

Sounders Reserves at Timbers - Gamethread

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Another Reserve crowd that will beat many MLS games for attendance this year when the Portland Timbers host the Seattle Sounders Reserves. While the Portland Timbers are starting a DP and Mike Fucito up front, the Sounders will start Sammy Ochoa and Morris. In fact Seattle's starters includes three Four Academy players.

Apuestan por Eddie Johnson

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En sus tres años dirigiendo al Seattle Sounders Sigi SCHMID no ha podido tener a una dupleta de atacantes efectiva o estable. Fredy MONTERO ha sido el delantero estelar desde el primer partido de los Sounders en el 2009. Sin embargo el colombiano practicamente se las ha visto solas al frente de la ofensiva de [.

Impact Take Johnson, Trade Him For Fucito and Neagle

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Mike Fucito and Lamar Neagle head to Montreal in exchange for Eddie Johnson. (Getty Images)

The allocation was quick and swift for striker Eddie Johnson. The former FC Dallas and Kansas City man was quickly selected by the Montreal Impact via the allocation order today. The Impact quickly tweeted out that they would be trading him though.

Sounders Win Third US Open Cup

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Seattle Sounders have won the US Open Cup in each of the three years of their existence in MLS. Although Sounders have been a model franchise for expansion their model of success was the Chicago Fire. Chicago Fire had been the last expansion team to make the MLS playoffs, not to mention winning the MLS Cup, in their 1998 inaugural season and winning the US Open Cup.

¡Dominantes hacia los playoffs! | Los Sounders FC 3 – 0 D.C. United

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FUCITO 35´(1-0), FERNÁNDEZ 45´(2-0), FERNÁNDEZ 60´ (3-0). El Seattle Sounders FC arrolló a un pobre D.C. United que nunca había perdido en el CenturyLink Field. Dos goles del uruguayo Álvaro FERNÁNDEZ mas uno de Mike FUCITO bastó para que un dominante Sounders virtualmente asegure un lugar en la post temporada y se mantenga en el [.

Hat Trick de Neagle y la Furia Verde no se detiene | Los Sounders FC 6 – 2 Columbus Crew

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NEAGLE 4´(1-0), ROSALES 16´p. (2-0), NEAGLE 21´(3-0), FUCITO 40´(4-0), Cunningham 59´ p. (4-1), NEAGLE ´70 (5-1), Gardner 73´(5-2), GARDNER 74´a.g. (6-2). Nada ni nadie parece detener a Los Seattle Sounders FC después de arrollar con media docena de goles al Columbus Crew, el equipo líder de la Conferencia Este.

¡Mágico Fucito! | Los Sounders FC 4 – 1 CSD Comunicaciones

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Arreola, 2´(0-1), EVANS 35´(1-1), FUCITO 61 (2-1), FUCITO 67´(3-1), Gomez 87´AG (4-1). Después de permitir un gol tempranero, en el minuto 2 cuando Jairo ARREOLA envió de cabeza al fondo de la red tras un centro de Bryan ORDOÑEZ, Los Sounders FC igualaron el marcador 30 minutos eventualmente quedarse con la victoria ante Comunicaciones de [.

Doblete de Fucito, y la Copa vive | Los Sounders 2 – 1 Kitsap Pumas

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Los Sounders FC iniciaron su defensa de la US Open Cup con dos goles del delantero Mike FUCITO que sirvieron para derrotar al Kitsap Pumas (de la Premier Development League) ante la presencia de 3,811 fanáticos en el Starfire Complex. FUCITO abrió el marcador al minuto 39 cuando Nate JAQUA controló de cabeza un centro [.

Fucito on video with SoundersFC.com on Davies

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Expect more on plans for Saturday and the #9

Sounders Fans to Raise #9 in Support of Davies

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Like many fans around the nation, Sounders Fans will be raising the number 9 in support. Tonight at viewing parties (including the George & Dragon Fundraiser with Sigi and Chris Henderson) during the 9th minute, as well as at the final home match v FC Dallas. The idea originated with the ECS, but they do [.

Lessons from Barcelona

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I didn't expect to write anything from the Barcelona match. It was a friendly, which to me screams exhibition with a bigger price tag. But I think we actually learned a little bit about the Sounders and Sigi last night. Sure the crowd set a record, sure we saw Lionel Messi work his magic, [...]


Portland Timbers trade Fucito, buy out Boyd’s contract, draft defender in busy roster shaping day

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The Portland Timbers continued to tinker with their roster with several moves on January 17. The team got into the MLS Super Draft after trading away their original picks with an early morning deal, then selected a center back with their second round pick. There is also talk that the Timbers could be making additional moves after the rumoured buyout of one of their player's contract.

Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes (photos)

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Portland Timbers fought back strongly after going behind to San Jose Earhquakes, courtesy of a "soft" penalty call after Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was judged to have fouled Earthquakes forward Steven Lenhart.

Portland Timbers

Two Puget Sound Natives Selected in 2013 MLS SuperDraft

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The Portland Timbers weren't even supposed to have a pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. They traded away both natural selections in December, but Caleb Porter really wanted to get in on the action in Indianapolis on Thursday.

"We wanted to do something today," he told Monica Gonzalez on the live stream.

Portland Timbers 2013 Roster Revisited

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In some ways it is not surprising that Portland's roster has continued to change since our last post on the Timbers 2013 roster but in other ways it has been surprising. As a smart lady said on Twitter:

@chisaiiou Yeah, I'm thinking Inigo Montoya. "Lemme explain. No, is too much, lemme sum up.

MLS SuperDraft 2013 Live Thread

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Up until a few hours ago, today promised to be a fairly uneventful one for the Portland Timbers. Luckily for you, and us, the Timbers decided that it would be better to have a pick somewhere within today's SuperDraft than none at all. As such, they acquired San Jose Earthquakes second round pick (#34 overall) in exchange for forward Mike Fucito.

Portland Timbers Acquire Second Round SuperDraft Pick from San Jose for Mike Fucito

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Well they said they were going to try to get back into the draft and here we are. On the day of the MLS SuperDraft, the Portland Timbers sent forward Mike Fucito down to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for their second round draft pick, #34 overall.

Additionally, while the Timbers acquired Chivas USA's #2 allocation spot in exchange for either the Timbers' second round draft pick or international roster spot, Chivas USA opted for the international roster spot, thus allowing the Timbers to keep this second round pick.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. San Jose Earthquakes (third match of three)

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We have complete rankings for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the final regular season match versus San Jose, which ended in a 1-all draw. There is also a composite rating for the entire team and coaching staff.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Seattle Sounders FC (third match of three)

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We have complete player evaluations for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the Timbers 3 to 0 loss to the Seattle Sounders FC on October 7. We also have a composite ranking for the team and a score for the coaching staff.

Sounders Own (Goal) Timbers

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Seattle and Portland had the honor of closing the MLS weekend in Seattle in front of ESPN's cameras and 66,000 fans. It doesn't matter if Portland's season is effectively over, they lead the Cascadia Cup coming into tonight's match and a win against Seattle will always cover up few of this season's shortcomings.

Major League Soccer

MLS 2013 Draft & Transfer Tracker

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The Irish need some love today. Dillon Powers.

The MLS Draft goes down today in Indianapolis. (Despite the billing, this is not a SuperDraft. You tell me Falcao is available today, I'll change my mind.)
But it's the player movement around this shapes the team a little bit more.

“Work in progress.” Video highlights & reaction from Orlando, more news

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Philadelphia Union

PSP was fortunate to travel to Orlando last weekend to cover the preseason friendly against Orlando City and accompanying Fan Weekend events organized by the club. Check out our match report from Eli Pearlman-Storch of the game and look for his player ratings from the game. Photo essays of the game and fan events from Earl Gardner are to follow.

Academies, Reserves and an integrated soccer system

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In all the drama around the USL mess (NuRock v the TOA - sounds WWE) much of the speculation is about how and sometimes why MLS is involved. Let's address the why first. Major League Soccer and Soccer United Marketing control 99% of all revenue generating soccer in the country. From the [...]

Sigi Schmid

Sammy Ochoa Latest Non-League Star For Sounders

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With the Sounders playing so many games every year there are players that get a chance that would not on other teams, or just as subs. This year that man is Sammy Ochoa. He has six starts and one sub appearance in non-league matches in 2012. In those games he's banged in six goals and earned an assist.

Today’s Reserve Game v Wolves 3-1

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This may seem like an odd departure during the Playoffs, but if the team does it why shouldn't we. Coach Schmid found a way to get his Reserves and Subs more playing time by getting together with the Seattle Wolves. He did this even while his senior side is smarting from the nil-nil [...]

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Sounders vs. Sporting KC: Three Questions

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Is this another opportunity for #BBQTears?

Contests between the Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City are always tight. A single goal, late in the game, changes so much when the two teams combine for so few chances. The rivalry started with a Mike Fucito winner late in 2010 (also Parke in ‘11, Rosales and Neagle in ‘11, Scott in ‘12 but then the PK loss, Traore in ‘13, Barrett in ‘14, Valdez in ‘16) and continues through a 3-nil plastering at KC.

Church of Fucito in session one last time

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Seattle Sounders FC's 13th leading goal scorer (all competitions) took two hours to talk about the Church, Harvard, his career and what he hopes to do now that his playing career is over.

Once upon a time I founded a Church. It met on Saturdays, calling for a certain diminutive forward to get playing time.

Union signing? Will the Union trade up in the draft? Valdes loan “not the end.” Pre-SuperDraft moves, more

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Report says Union have signed 18-year-old T&T defender Damani Richards. Will the Union trade up in today's SuperDraft? Hack says Valdes loan "isn't the end." Pre-SuperDraft trading.

Welcoming 2013 with most read of 2012

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Let's welcome the New Year in by reminding you of the pretty neat 2012 that just happened. Here are the stories that were the most read of the past year. Not all are specifically about Seattle Sounders FC, as at least one rumor post made the Top 10.

  1. Not too surprising was that the most read post of the year happened before the last season even started when Eddie Johnson was acquired for SaH favorites Lamar Neagle and Mike Fucito.