Last Saturday, Fagundez made a strong start as a substitute in New England's season opener at Chicago Fire.
“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, now 18, became the third-youngest player (15 years, 273 days) to sign an MLS contract when he inked a Homegrown deal with the Revolution on November 15, 2010. Fagundez was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, grew up in Leominster, Mass. and was discovered through the Revolution Academy after a stellar two-year career with the Under-16 team.
Fagundez made his MLS debut on Aug. 6, 2011, coming on as a substitute against Chivas USA at Gillette Stadium. He scored his first career goal in that game, becoming the second-youngest player to score a goal in MLS history (16 years, 173 days).
Since debuting in 2011, Fagundez has made 11 starts in 27 appearances and scored four goals and added three assists. In 2012, he made eight starts in 20 appearances, scoring two goals and adding two assists.
Fagundez’ twitter handle is @DiegoFagundez14.