VIDEO: MLS Insider – featuring 8-year-old Atticus & the Timbers and Diego Fagundez | THE SIDELINE

On Friday afternoon, we promised regular viewers of MLS Insider (NBC Sports Network and TSN) the most heartwarming and tear-jerking episode of the first-year culture show, yet. On Friday night, Insider director Jonatahan Hock delivered the goods.

If you've not yet read or at least heard second-hand about the story of 8-year-old Atticus and his special day against the Portland Timbers at JELD-WEN Field, the time to do so is now.

Keeping with the theme of "the youth are our future," this week's Insider also profiles 18-year old rising star Diego Fagundez of the New England Revolution. Fagundez signed with the Revs as a Homegrown Player in 2011 — from the Revs youth academy, also heavily featured in the profile — and has enjoyed a breakout season in 2013 with seven goals and four assists in 19 games.

As always, the entire series of MLS Insider is available right here, on MLSsoccer.com.