FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution midfielder Diego Fagundez has signed a new multi-year contract with the club. Fagundez, 20, became the first Homegrown Player in Revolution history when he signed with the club in November 2010. The Leominster, Massachusetts native has since recorded 28 goals and 18 assists in 118 regular season games through five seasons. Per club and MLS policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
In 2015, Fagundez set a pair of MLS records when he became the youngest player in League history to score 25 career regular-season goals and make 100 appearances. On June 13, he made his 100th appearance in a 2-0 win versus the Chicago Fire. Fagundez later tallied his 25th career goal in a 1-0 road win versus the Philadelphia Union on Aug. 29 at the age of 20 years and 199 days. In total, he appeared in 30 regular-season games in 2015, starting 19 times while scoring six goals and adding four assists.
“We believe Diego is one of the most promising young players in MLS,” said Revolution General Manager Mike Burns. “We expect his impact in the League to continue to grow and are thrilled he will continue to be an integral part of the club.”
After starring for the Revolution Academy, Fagundez signed with the first team on Nov. 15, 2010, at just 15-years-old. He became the youngest player ever to appear in a game for the club at the age of 16, scoring in a match against Chivas USA. He signed his first contract extension in March 2013 at the age of 18, and was voted Revolution Most Valuable Player that season after setting career-highs with 13 goals and seven assists.
Highlights of the 20 year-old’s career to-date include:
- First ever Homegrown Player signed by Revolution
- Youngest player in MLS history to make 100 appearances
- Youngest player to score 25 career MLS goals
- 28 goals and 18 assists in 118 regular season appearances
On the international stage, Fagundez has represented Uruguay at the Under-20 level. He last played internationally in January 2015 as a member of the Uruguay U-20 squad that finished third at the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship to qualify for the 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup. Fagundez was originally born in Montevideo, Uruguay, before moving to Massachusetts as a child.