Portland Timbers trade Mike Fucito to San Jose
Mike Fucito is on the move again, this time after being traded from Portland Timbers to San Jose Earthquakes for a 2nd round pick in todays MLS SuperDraft.
Fucito spent 2009-2011 with Seattle Sounders, appearing in 23 games and scoring 3 goals. Last season was split between Montreal Impact and Portland Timbers where he suited up in 13 games total games.
At 26, Fucito is a talented midfielder who can also play up top, though hasn’t found regular time in the starting XI at any of the organizations he’s been part of.
Rumour: San Jose targeting 23-year old Isidro Gutierrez?
Salvadoran midfielder Isidro Gutierrez could be making his way to MLS to play for San Jose Earthquakes in 2013 if rumblings about interest from the club are true.
With 2 goals in 7 caps for his country at the senior level, Gutierrez has proven to have skill on the ball and good finishing. His current club side, Aguila, has given him action in 42 games since 2010, where he has scored 13 goals.
Weighted Allocation Scheduled Tomorrow For Mobi Fehr
18-year old Mobi Fehr will join with one of three MLS clubs tomorrow as result of an Allocation process.
The former USA U-17 International defender signed a contract with MLS in November, and the Generation Adidas player will thus require Allocation to determine what organization he will become part of.
The weighted Allocation process only has 3 teams that chose to participate: San Jose Earthquakes (1.4%), Seattle Sounders (15.5%), and Portland Timbers (83.1%). Fehr spent a couple of weeks training with Portland this year, and they are the obvious front-runners.
Having come up through Tokyo Verdy’s youth system and spending a short amount of time with FC Basel, Fehr thought MLS would be a good place to start his career.
Ike Opara acquired by Sporting KC
Sporting KC has made another move today to acquire Ike Opara from San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for a 2nd Round pick in the upcoming MLS SuperDraft.
The 23-year old is a talented defender who has played in 36 games over the past 3 seasons with San Jose.
Opara was drafted 3rd overall in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, and has scored 3 goals during his tenure in California.