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Fucito Not Playing, Montreal Not Scoring, Time For Trade?

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It'd be nice to find a photo of Mike Fucito playing for the Montreal Impact, but that would mean that they actually play him. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
It'd be nice to find a photo of Mike Fucito playing for the Montreal Impact, but that would mean that they actually play him. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
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The lack of playing time for Mike Fucito with the Montreal Impact is getting noticed not just by Montreal Impact fans, nor just by those that were in the #Church, but by major national media. Ives suggested yesterday over twitter that New York Red Bulls would make great sense for the speedy forward. With Juan Agudelo out injured and no Luke Rodgers, Hans Backe has two proven forward options, both older and unable to play 90 minutes night in, night out.

If Montreal isn't going to play the 26-year-old, in fact not even dress him for a majority of games when he's healthy, a trade does seem to make sense. The thing is, they aren't going to get much for a player whose value they are damaging through lack of playing time. While the Seattle Sounders are not in need of a back-up forward at the level of Red Bull, they could probably use one as well. While David Estrada is proving he's something special and worthy of time and of course Fredy Montero needs to play, Eddie Johnson still isn't back. As Babayele Sodade moved to the Disabled List this week due to his right ACL tear, Sammy Ochoa has questions about his effectiveness and Cordell Cato is clearly a project there is space for a forward option on the bench.

There is no regularly playing player that any MLS team should need to give up to Montreal for someone they aren't playing. But it is also poor roster management by them to get nothing for someone who from all indications is not part of that plan. Whether that means that they shop Fucito to top tier clubs as a third or fourth forward option, or to another struggling organization as a potential starter is up to them, but what they are doing now isn't the right way to use an asset.