24 Under 24, presented by adidas: #5 Diego Fagundez, New England Revolution

5. Diego Fagundez

Pos: F | New England Revolution | Age: 19

Last Year in 24U24: #5
2014 Stats: Matches played: 29 | Goals: 5 | Assists: 4
Castrol Index (as of 9/24/14): #76 


Higher expectations can weigh down even the best. Which might help explain why Fagundez, who has been heavily marketed this season, is having a down year in 2014. Saying that, a Fagundez “down year” still means scoring the second-most goals on the Revs. And he recently broke a 14-game goal drought. We have a feeling he’s on the verge of another explosion.

What the technical staffers say: "He's technically very good. And I like that he's unafraid and brave. It seems like he enjoys playing and he's hungry to do well. His size is his main weakness, but he plays bigger than he is. He knows what his strengths and weaknesses are, and he doesn't get pulled into his weaknesses."

What Opta Sports says: Ranks fifth among players under 24 in regular-season goals scored since the start of the 2013 season (18).

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