Fucito Brace Leads Seattle to CCL Romp

Harvard University product Mike Fucito notched an assist and scored two beautifully taken goals to lead the Seattle Sounders to a 4-1 comeback victory over Guatemalan side Communicaciones last night in the CONCACAF Champions League Group D opener for both sides.

Fucito, who, as we’ve said before (but it bears repeating), was a high-school teammate of D.C. United striker Charlie Davies, struck in the 61st and 67th minutes to break the game open. It was all the more impressive because Seattle, which trailed 1-0 after just two minutes, had gone down to 10 men in the 55th, when Lamar Neagle was shown a straight red for whacking the lower legs of Communicaciones midfielder Juan Marquez.

Fucito sent in a corner kick for Brad Evans’s equalizer in the 35th minute, and then worked his magic in the second half, taking a fantastic first touch to set up his first goal.

Highlights here:

The Sounders have a big MLS game at Dallas on Saturday, then return to CCL action next Tuesday (Aug 23), when they travel to Mexico to take on Monterrey, the defending CCL champs.

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