Timbers Trade Fucito and Boyd Seems to be Leaving

Rick Morrison/Prost Amerika

Rick Morrison/Prost Amerika

Mike Fucito has been traded again.

The former Sounders and Montreal striker is now also a former Portland striker, having been traded to his fourth MLS club San Jose Earthquakes.

The Timbers acquired a second-round pick (No. 34 overall) in today’s 2013 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for Fucito. It is Portland’s only involvement in today’s draft. The Earthquakes now have the right of first refusal to Fucito and may negotiate a contract.

“Mike is a hard-working player and a first-class professional, and we wish him all the best,” said Gavin Wilkinson, Timbers general manager in a statement that just about summed up Fucito’s impact at the club.

As part of a trade with Chivas USA on Dec. 12, 2012, for the No. 2 spot in the MLS allocation order, Portland offered either a second-round draft pick in the 2013 SuperDraft if it acquired one or an international slot for the 2013 season.

Chivas USA elected to receive the international slot.

However Caleb Porter’s forthright remarks at a press conference last week suggested DP and Scottish international Kris Boyd may be on his way out.

There may not be much in today’s draft for Timbers fans but there may be big news to come from elsewhere.

Portland drafted defender Dylan Tucker-Gangnes as their only draft pick at number 34.

In other news, Oregon State’s Emery Welshman was drafted by Toronto FC and Timbers U23 forward Erik Hurtado was drafted by Vancouver.

Also See:

Hurtado Heading North


Sounders Draft Eriq Zavaleta



Whitecaps Select Erik Hurtado

Rapids Fill International Slot



About Author

Steve is the founder and owner of Prost Amerika. He covered the expansion of MLS soccer in Cascadia at first hand. As Editor in Chief of soccerly.com, he was accredited at the 2014 World Cup Final. He is the former President of the North American Soccer Reporters Association/ Originally from Glasgow, he is a supporter of the Great Glasgow Alternative, Partick Thistle.

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