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Harvard man hero for Sounders
by Mike Woitalla, April 19th, 2010 2:54AM
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TAGS:  mls, seattle sounders


[MLS PLAYER SPOTLIGHT] Drafted out of Harvard in 2009 by the Seattle Sounders, Michael Fucito saw no MLS action in his rookie year, was placed on the disabled list in midseason because of a foot injury, and waived in the postseason. But the striker who played alongside Charlie Davies in high school has made a dramatic comeback.

Seattle re-signed Fucito in the 2010 preseason as a Developmental Player. On Saturday, he came off the bench in the 85th minute of Seattle’s game against Kansas City on Saturday in front of a home crowd of 35,924. In the second minute of stoppage time, the 24-year-old latched on to a throw-in from Brad Evans and on his first touched volleyed the ball past Wizards goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen at the near post from a  tight angle

"That's the best feeling in the world, scoring a goal," said Fucito, told the Seattle Times. "I’m glad it was at such an opportune time. I just want to thank the coaches for putting me in and giving me a shot and believing in my game -- my teammates for their support too."

Fucito paired up with Davies at Brooks School in North Andover, Mass., captaining the team his senior year. He played youth ball for the FC Greater Boston Bolts. At Harvard, he was Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2004, a second-team NSCAA all-American, and left as the school's fourth all-time leading scorer with 32 career goals, and 24 assists. He took a break from the Sounders at the beginning of the 2009 to complete coursework for a degree in psychology.

His appearance against Kansas City marked his second MLS game, following a 12-minute appearance in the Sounders' season opener.

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