Seacoast United Alumnus Now Playing for MLS Side Seattle Sounders

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Former Seacoast United player Mike Fucito visited the Seacoast United Indoor Arena on Thursday to participate in some of the Club’s Junior Academy training sessions and sign autographs for the players.  Fucito is pictured with the Seacoast United 7&8 yr old Boys Junior Academy after their training session.   

Seattle Sounders Mike Fucito (left) and LA Galaxy's David Beckham.
Fucito pictured with the SUSC 7&8 Boys Jr. Academy.

Former Seacoast United player Mike Fucito visited the Seacoast United Indoor Arena on Thursday to participate in some of the Club’s Junior Academy training sessions and sign autographs for the players.  Fucito spent two years with the Club which included a trip to England in 2001 with his teammates to play against English Premier League youth sides Newcastle United, Everton, and Sunderland.  He also participated in the prestigious Nike Premier Cup in Philadelphia in 2002.  After graduating from Brooks School (Andover, MA), Mike went onto play at Harvard University for four years where he was a standout player before being drafted by MLS side Seattle Sounders.  After battling a foot injury, Fucito broke into the Sounders squad this year scoring his first MLS goal against the Kansas City Wizards.  Although the team eventually lost to David Beckham and Landon Donovan’s LA Galaxy in the playoffs (pictured, right), the Sounders did win the US Open Cup and Mike finished top scorer in the Club’s participation in the CONCACAF Champions League with a total of four goals.

Fucito is pictured with the Seacoast United 7&8 yr old Boys Junior Academy after their training session but overall Mike had an opportunity to interact with over 200 youth players and sign everything from pictures to soccer balls to shoes.