The Revolution’s first-ever Homegrown Player, Fagundez was signed to a senior roster contract on November 15, 2010 ... a native of Uruguay and the son of a former professional goalkeeper, he has exceptional speed, technique, balance and footwork on the ball ... spent the spring and early summer of 2011 with the club’s youth program, while playing reserve-team and Open Cup matches with the first team, before moving full-time to the first team in July 2011 ... completed his freshman year at Leominster High School (Leominster, Mass.) in June 2011, and now trains with the first team on a full-time basis ... completed his sophomore year through personal tutoring and online classes at Leominster High School before transferring to Fitchburg High School in the fall of 2012 to conduct his junior-year classes through in-person classes at night school ... speaks fluent Spanish (his first language) and English … Twitter account: @DiegoFagundez14.
2012: Made 20 regular-season appearances, including eight starts at forward. Scored two goals and recorded two assists. Twelve of his 20 appearances – including seven of his eight starts – came in the final 13 matches as his playing time and role on the team increased dramatically as the season progressed. Made his season debut at Kansas City (March 17). Returned to the field as a substitute at Real Salt Lake (May 5), the first of three straight substitute appearances (May 12 vs. Vancouver; May 19 vs. Houston). Made his first start of the season at forward at Toronto (June 23). Scored his first goal of the season – and his third career goal – on a 94th-minute equalizer as a substitute against Seattle (June 30). Missed the match at Philadelphia (July 29) with an ankle sprain suffered in training that week, but returned to action with a substitute appearance at forward against Kansas City (Aug. 4). Drew a penalty kick – which Lee Nguyen later converted – at Columbus (Aug 25). Recorded his first assist of the season -- a game-winning assist -- against Columbus (Sept. 5). Recorded his second assist of the season at D.C. (Sept. 15). Scored his second goal of the season - the game-winner - against Chicago (Oct. 20) in the team’s home finale. Started at forward but was issued a red card in the 34th minute in the team’s U.S. Open Cup third-round loss to the Harrisburg City Islanders (May 29). Also made nine MLS Reserve League appearances, including six starts at forward and two starts at central midfield. Recorded one assist in Reserve League action, an assist on Alec Purdie’s goal at Montreal (June 5).
2011: Made six regular-season appearances, including three starts at forward. Scored two goals and added one assist. Trained with the senior team during April School Vacation Week (April 18-22). Dressed, but did not make an appearance against Manchester United (July 13). Made his first 18-man squad in the MLS regular-season on July 20 at D.C. Became the youngest Revolution player to make an appearance and score a goal for the club - and became the second youngest player in MLS history to score a goal - when he made his MLS debut against Chivas USA (Aug. 6) as a substitute, scoring in the 86th minute. Recorded his first career MLS assist at Chicago (Sept. 25) on Ryan Guy’s second goal in stoppage time. Notched a goal in his first MLS start (vs. Seattle, Oct. 1) and played the full 90 minutes to become the youngest player in club history (16 yrs. 229 days) to start and play a complete game. Missed the final game of the season at Toronto (Oct. 22) with a concussion. Made nine appearances in the MLS Reserve League, including seven starts, scoring one goal and adding a team-best four assists. Started at central midfield at Columbus (May 9), playing 90 minutes. Recorded three assists in the 3-2 win at Toronto (June 21), including a corner kick in the 86th minute that Ryan Guy converted for the game-winning goal at Toronto. Picked up one goal and one assist vs. Philadelphia (July 18), including the set-up on Andrew Sousa’s game-winning goal. Made two appearances in the Revs’ U.S. Open Cup qualifying matches: made his professional debut at D.C. United (April 26) and later was a substitute at Kansas City (May 25).
2010-11 YOUTH PROGRAM: A U.S. Soccer Development Academy U15/U16 National Starting XI performer for the second year in a row ... scored 23 goals and added 17 assists in 28 appearances with the youth teams … played 22 games with the Under-16 squad (21 goals, 12 assists), and six matches with the Under-18 team (two goals, five assists) … scored four goals against FC Westchester (Nov. 20) with the U16s … had both the U16s’ goals against Sporting Kansas City (Dec. 6) at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy’s Winter Showcase … in his first-ever appearance with the Under-18s – vs. PA Classics (March 12) – he recorded two goals and two assists to pace the 4-3 win ... his one-goal, one-assist performance for the U16s against D.C. United on April 10 earned him U.S. Soccer’s Under-16 Performer of the Week award ... added one goal and one assist in 3-2 loss to Empire United (April 17) ... scored against South Central Premier (U16s) on May 14, and assisted on Cole Denormandie’s second goal with the U18s against Oakwood on May 15 ... scored one goal and added two assists against Seacoast United (May 22) ... scored two goals and added three assists with the U16s - all in the first half - at South Central Premier (June 12) ... scored two goals against North Carolina Fusion (June 25) in the first game of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Under-16 Playoffs ... added two more goals in the U16s’ 4-3 loss to Pateadores (June 28) in the third and final group-play game of the Playoffs ... scored a game-tying goal against Colorado in the Generation adidas U17 Cup in Frisco, Texas (July 25-30).
BEFORE REVS: Won State Cup championship in 2008 and 2009 as a member of the FC Greater Boston Bolts … reached 2005 State Cup finals as a member of FC United before winning the championship in 2006 … played with the Massachusetts ODP program from 2006-2009, serving as captain from 2008-2009 … Named a 2007-2008 adidas Interregional All-Star as a member of the Region I ODP team.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Was a member of the U.S. Under-14 National Team pool from 2007-2008 … played as a member of the U.S. Under-14 National Team from 2008-2009 … was called into camp with the U.S. Boys Under-15 squad in 2010.
URUGUAY NATIONAL TEAM: Called into camp by Uruguay’s Under-20 squad for a training camp in Montevideo in October 2012 … made two substitute appearances at forward against Peru’s Under-20 squad on Oct. 9 and Oct. 11 in friendlies during the camp.
PERSONAL: Diego Santiago Fagundez Pepe … son of Washington Fagundez and Alicia Pepe … favorite professional soccer player is Cristiano Ronaldo … favorite soccer team is Manchester United … fan of the Boston Celtics … also enjoys fishing … his father played professionally in Uraguay,