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Teenager Fagundez excited about New England Revolution chance

15-year old Diego Fagundez cannot wait to start training with the New England Revolution first team.

The youngest player since Freddy Adu to sign a MLS contract, Fagundez is being touted as the next big thing in US soccer.

Born in Uruguay, Fagundez is already making waves in the US, bypassing high school soccer to play with the Revolution academy and will jump at the opportunity to pit his wares against the experienced senior team at pre-season training this month.

"I think it would be a fight for me and a challenge,'' Fagundez told the Boston Globe. "But I think I would do good. Even if I'm on the floor 100 times, I'll still get up, and I'll keep fighting.''

And Fagundez is keen to test his 5 foot 7 inches, 130-pound physique against the bigger and beefier players as he will use his natural ability to his benefit.

"Size to me doesn't really matter,'' Fagundez said. "I even like playing against taller defenders because it's easier for me. One thing I'm good at is getting the ball on the ground, dribbling, making something happen.

"Some things you can't teach, you are either born with it or do it on your own. All the stuff I do I was born with it, I wasn't taught to do it."

Andrew Slevison
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