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Fucito to Injured Reserve

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Fucito celebrates with the team after the game winner versus the Wizards. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Fucito celebrates with the team after the game winner versus the Wizards. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Just as his light was shining brightest, and his chances to start were greatest, Mike Fucito has been placed on Injured Reserve. It was a day-to-day issue prior to the Double. Joshua Mayers mentioned seeing a brace, but now it seems to be something a bit worse.

The shame of it all is that the shift to the 4-3-3 should lead to more opportunities for Fucito, but now its a healing game. Mike will be eligible to play in both friendlies, only health will determine if he does.

This leaves the team with 2 Open Roster slots at this time, as Nate Jaqua is on the team.


The release from the team is below the jump

Midfielder/Forward Michael Fucito Placed on Injured Reserve

RENTON, WASH. - The Seattle Sounders FC announced today midfielder/forward Michael Fucito has been placed on injured reserve due to a right knee contusion.

As a result, Fucito is required to miss six games. He is eligible to return to league play for the June 27 game in Philadelphia against the Union.

Fucito, 24, has appeared in two Major League Soccer games, both as a reserve with Seattle, and has one goal. He scored the game-winner in extra time of a 1-0 win over Kansas City on April 17.