Friday, November 1, 2013
ESPN FC: Scouting Diego Fagundez
Over at ESPN FC there's an interesting feature called "Scouting America: How good can Diego Fagundez be?" In the piece, ESPN FC talks to an anonymous scout with a Champions League club in a top-three league in Europe (England, Spain and Germany) about how good Fagundez can be.
In the piece the scout breaks down Fagundez's strengths and weaknesses. Here are some highlights:
Strengths: Fagundez isn't a typical MLS striker. Despite his age, he has a certain class to his game that is fantastic. He possesses great acceleration and change of pace, which for a striker can be deadly when used in the right areas.
Weaknesses: Fagundez needs to improve his passing, especially in the final third. The youngster gets into so many good positions, both through the middle and down the flanks, but his final ball is sometimes either weighted or angled improperly.
Overview: That aforementioned confidence encourages Fagundez to try things and he is unafraid to set lofty targets. ... National teams aren't alone in following the New England striker. European teams are also following Fagundez's games, and it is clear that his future lies in one of Europe's top leagues at some point. It's matter of when, not if, for the teenage sensation.