Seattle Sounders Place Evans on Injured Reserve List, Remove Fucito

Bill HareCorrespondent IAugust 14, 2010

Brad Evans was placed on the Sounders' Disabled List Friday.
Brad Evans was placed on the Sounders' Disabled List Friday.Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Seattle Sounders FC announced Friday that midfielder Brad Evans has been placed on the Disabled List due to a left patellar tendon injury.

As a result, Evans is required to miss the next six MLS games. He is eligible to return to league play for the October 2 match versus Toronto FC on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field.

Evans, 25, is entering his fourth season in MLS. He started 11 of 12 appearances this season.ย  He scored one goal and achieved three assists. His last appearance was June 10.

Evans started 25 of 27 appearances in 2009, recording three goals and two assists.

Sounders FC midfielder/forward Mike Fucito has been removed from the club's Disabled List.ย  The move, also taken on Friday, makes Fucito immediately eligible to participate in MLS games.

Fucito, 24, was placed on the Disabled List May 7. He has appeared in two Major League Soccer games, both as a reserve, with Seattle this season.

Fucito, playing in his second MLS season, scored the game winner in extra time of a 1-0 win over Kansas City in Seattle on April 17, which also turned out to be his last game. ย 

Saturday night at 8 p.m PT the Sounders play at Chivas USA.ย  The match will take place at Home Depot Center in Carson, California.