Mike Fucito reached out today and asked if he could share some words to the greater Seattle Sounders community and of course to the readers at Sounder at Heart. We were more than happy to help him do that. The following statement was sent via email and is from he to each and every person who calls themselves a Sounder.
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To the Fans, the Organization and the City of Seattle:
I just wanted to take the time to express my gratitude to all of the fans of Seattle who supported me during my time here. I came to really love the city and it was a real honor to have been able to play there. I am very much looking forward to the next time I come back to play at CenturyLink Field, even though it won't be quite the same wearing a different uniform. Seattle is a top-notch organization and I was lucky to have been a part of it. I feel that I developed both as player and as a person in my time there. More importantly, I was able to develop many meaningful relationships that I will always treasure.
That being said, I would like to personally thank the coaches, the organization, and of course, the fans for all of their support over the past two and a half years. There is no place like playing at the Clink and Seattle will always hold a special place in my heart. The fans made my time there so memorable. The energy and enthusiasm that they bring to every watch is unparalleled. As a player, it is such an advantage to have that to feed off of for 90 minutes. I wish I could individually thank each and every fan in my corner... So thank you Seattle fans. I will be forever grateful for your support. Best of luck to the Sounders in the future!