FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution has signed 15-year-old Diego Fagundez as the team’s first-ever Homegrown Player. A midfielder/forward, Fagundez played the 2009-10 season with the Revolution’s Under-16 squad, and is the first player to sign with the Revolution’s first team directly from the club’s youth program.
Fagundez has signed as a Generation adidas player and will occupy one of the team’s two Homegrown Player slots on the roster.
“We’re pleased to sign Diego from our youth program,” Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. “We believe Diego has great potential and we want to ensure he continues to develop and mature in the Revolution’s system. We look forward to seeing him grow and eventually make an impact on the first team.”
A native of Uruguay and a resident of Leominster, Mass., Fagundez earned U.S. Soccer Development Academy National Starting XI honors in 2010 after scoring 20 goals with the U16 squad. He helped lead the Under-16s to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs for the first time in program history, where the team fell short of the national finals on a tie-breaker.
On a national level, Fagundez was called into camp with the U.S. Boys Under-15 squad in 2010.
Season tickets for the 2011 season are now available, and start at $216 for 18-game packages. Call 1-877-GET-REVS or visit revolutionsoccer.net for more information.
Pronunciation: dee-A-go fuh-GOON-dez
Jersey No.: TBA
Weight: 125 lbs.
Date of Birth: Feb. 14, 1995
Place of Birth: Montevideo, Uruguay
Hometown: Leominster, Mass.
Last Club: Revolution Under-16s
Roster status: Homegrown Player/Generation adidas
Acquired: Signed as a Homegrown Player on Nov. 15, 2010