Diego Fagundez is just another 18-year old kid. He lives with his parents, has a bedroom filled with trophies, prom pictures, and pictures with family and friends. He goes to high school. He works.
Except work for Fagundez isn’t like most 18-year old kids. Not only does he have to drive all the way from Leominster, Mass. to Foxboro, Mass., but work is playing professional soccer for the New England Revolution.
The life of Fagundez, coined the ‘Justin Bieber of soccer’ by Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe, was profiled in this week’s episode of MLS 36 on NBC Sports Network. The episode covered every aspect of the teenage sensation from his school life to his home life to his time with the team.
Fagundez, who made his MLS debut in 2011, is enjoying a breakout 2013 season, scoring seven goals and four assists while playing in 19 games, 17 of which he has started.