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NEWSSTAND – February 28, 2011

Do you know who New England’s youngest professional athlete is? The answer is the Revs’ first-ever homegrown player – Diego Fagundez. Watch the 16-year-old’s interview with Channel 5 here.

Fagundez received more airtime over the weekend on Fox 25. Check out his interview here, which includes in-game footage from the Under-16/Under-18 scrimmage on Saturday.

In other player-specific news, Matt Reis is the subject of Kevin Koczwara’s latest piece for The Soccer Guys and Zack Schilawski discusses confidence and the role it will play in his second year as a professional for Kyle McCarthy’s feature.

According to the Herald’s Inside Track, Chris Tierney and former Revs Taylor Twellman and Jay Heaps were spotted at the Ellie Fund’s annual Oscar bash last night.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that advanced ticket sales for Sunday’s exhibition between the Columbus Crew and New England Revolution have reached the 1,000 mark – a Chattanooga Football Club record.

Finally, in his column for, Kyle McCarthy offers his take on the new MLS playoff format.