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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Fagundez' MLS debut one of year's top stories

By ESPNBoston.com

This week ESPNHS is counting down the year's 25 biggest high school stories across the country. No. 20 through 16 were unveiled today, and coming in at No. 18 is Leominster's own Diego Fagundez, who made his pro debut with the hometown New England Revolution last August at just 16 years of age. Better yet, the teenage soccer phenom didn't even have his driver's license yet.

From ESPNHS' blog:



18. Diego Fagundez Scores in MLS Before Getting Driver's License

Diego Fagundez is only a sophomore at Leominster (Mass.), yet he's already making an impact at the professional level. The 16-year-old native of Uruguay is a member of MLS's New England Revolution, and he scored two goals for the team in six appearances this past year. His most memorable game was his pro debut on Aug. 6 in a 3-2 loss to Chivas USA, as he drew a penalty kick that was converted by teammate Shalrie Joseph in the 69th minute and scored his first pro goal in the 85th minute.

He may not yet have his driver's license, but he's already well on his way to accomplishing great things.