Young Fagundez scored the game-winning goal versus the Columbus Crew on Saturday night - the teenager's team-leading 13th goal of the season (17 career) and his fifth game-winning goal. The teenager's goal lifted the Revolution into the fifth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with one regular season game left to play.
Fagundez now is tied for fifth in MLS in goal scoring in 2013 and is MLS’ all-time leading scorer as a teenager - the only teenager in league history to score 10 or more goals in a season. Fagundez is a local player who grew up in Leominster, Mass.
Jose Goncalves named Best Defender
Goncalves, 28, joined the Revolution on loan from Swiss side FC Sion in January and is the only player on the team to start each of the squad’s first 33 games and is one of only three field players in MLS to play every minute of the season this year. Both of his goals this year have been game-winning strikes, and he has helped the Revs lower their team goals against average from 1.29 in 2012 (tied for ninth in MLS) to 1.13 (fourth in MLS) in 2013 with a league-best 13 shutouts.
Matt Reis wins Humanitarian of the Year
Reis, 38, won his third consecutive Revolution Humanitarian of the Year award this weekend. On April 15, 2012, Reis was at the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the first blast hit. His father-in-law, John Odom, was critically injured in the explosion, and Reis’ fast thinking saved Odom’s life so he could be rushed to Boston Medical Center. In August, Reis raised almost $125,000 at his third-annual Matt Reis Charity Golf Challenge, which he donated to the John Odom Recovery Fund. Reis also volunteered extensive time in 2013 to fundraise for The One Fund Boston, as well as Boston Children’s Hospital, among other charities.
The MVP award was determined by a fan vote and the defensive award by the team’s beat media.