San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has loaned forward Mike Fucito to USL-PRO affiliate Sacramento Republic FC.

Fucito, 27, joined the Earthquakes on Jan. 17, 2013 in a trade with the Portland Timbers for San Jose's second-round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

He made seven appearances for the Quakes last season before a suffering season-ending right ankle fracture in late May. Fucito is a six-year MLS veteran out of Harvard with three goals and two assists in 43 appearances during his professional career.

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