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Johannesburg to Seattle reunites high school mates

With Charlie Davies in town for the Gold Cup launch on Saturday he had the opportunity to reunite for a few moments with one of his long time mates from Massachusetts. After 35 hours in airplanes and airports with stops in Paris, Los Angeles and finally Seattle for Davies he got to spend a few moments reconnecting with Mike Fucito who is still on his two week trial period.

Fucito and Davies played together from age 12 to college when their paths separated Davies to BC and Fucito to Harvard. Davies was a Hermann Award finalist in 2006 and Mike was on the Hermann watch list in 2008.

Asked about Mike, Davies responded that they have a long history and that he (Charlie) was excited to see him with the opportunity to catch on with a "class" organization like Seattle.

Davies also talked about how the US National Team needs to build on the momentum from the success in South Africa in the Confederations Cup. He is looking forward to working with a different set of guys, but to obtain a similar goal, lifting the Gold Cup.

It was quite apparent that Davies did not feel that playing well against Brazil was enough, that the USA has higher goals than just playing well.