Timbers trade away Fucito, draft Tucker-Gagnes

The Portland Timbers selected defender Dylan Tucker-Gagnes with
the 34th overall pick in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on
Thursday.

The Timbers acquired the pick earlier in the day when the team
traded forward Mike Fucito to the San Jose Earthquakes.

Tucker-Gagnes scored seven goals in 19 games as a senior last
season for the Huskies, who went to the second round of the NCAA
tournament. He started 13 games with the Timbers U23s during the
2011 Premier Development League season.

The 26-year-old Fucito, a four-year MLS veteran, came to the
Timbers in a trade with the Montreal Impact last April, and made
three starts in 12 games.

The Timbers had just one pick in Thursday’s draft, which was
conducted in Indianapolis.