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Church of Fucito in session one last time

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. On April 17, 2010, that Church exploded as Mike Fucito scored his first ever goal. You could say the Church of Fucito went viral.

Six years and a day later, Mike joined myself, Hugo Garcia, Erin Riley and a couple dozen fans on SonarFeed (TwitterYouTube) to review the Harvard graduate's career now that he's retired. One of those things will be featuring in the Zakauni and Friends Charity Game.

But mostly it was a show about mocking me, learning why players fall in love with this great city of Seattle and Fucito's stories from his playing days. Mike's high school teammate was Charlie Davies, one of his college coaches is now at UW, he played with Freddie Ljungberg, made Vidic do the splits with "the only step over I tried in my life" and was booed by Portland fans while playing for the Timbers.

There will never be another Church of Fucito, but this last time was pretty damn great, even if much of the laughter is at my expense.

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