The Revolution announced the signing of 18-year-old Diego Fagundez, the team’s first-ever Homegrown player, to a multi-year contract extension.
“We’re pleased that Diego has made the commitment to remain in New England,” Revolution General Manager Michael Burns said. “While he’s only 18, we believe he has a very bright future with our club and in Major League Soccer.”
Fagundez became the third-youngest player (15 years, 273 days) to sign an MLS contract when he signed with the Revs on November 15, 2010. Fagundez, who was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, moved to Leominster, Mass. when he was five.
He made his MLS debut on Aug. 6, 2011 against Chivas, scoring his first career goal in that game. He was the second-youngest player to score a goal in MLS history (16 years, 173 days).
Fagundez has made 27 appearances (11 starts) with the Revs, scoring four goals.