17-year old Diego Fagundez’s second season as a professional was, no doubt, a learning year. General manager Michael Burns explained, “I think it was great for him to have to go through earning his spot and when he was given the opportunity, he made the most of it.” Read more about Fagundez’s growth in this Worcester Telegram & Gazette piece.
On MLSsoccer.com, Nicholas Rosano states, “Both the number and quality of the players coming in indicate that this could be the year MLS teams really start to reap the benefits of the Homegrown rule.” What kind of impact could the likes of Scott Caldwell and Diego Fagundez have in 2013? Check out yesterday’s Three for Thursday for more.
In the final days of 2012, SI.com writers are predicting the top sports stories for the new year. Grant Wahl offers up his 10 predictions for soccer, including the 2013 MLS Cup champion. Find out if your expectations line up on SI.com.