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Fagundez Extended by Revs

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

The Revolution’s original Homegrown Player is staying home for the foreseeable future.

On Wednesday, the Revolution gave midfielder Diego Fagundez a three-year contract extension with a club option for a fourth year.

“We believe Diego is one of the most promising young players in MLS,” said Revolution General Manager Mike Burns said in a club release. “We expect his impact in the League to continue to grow and are thrilled he will continue to be an integral part of the club.”

Fagundez, who became the club’s first Homegrown Player signing when he inked a deal with the Revolution at age 15 in 2010, is coming off a season in which he scored six goals and added four assists in 30 games. He recorded a 6.65 player rating for 2015 on, which ranks 11th among Revolution players who played 11 or more games.

In five years with the Revolution, the 20-year-old midfielder has scored 28 goals and collected 18 assists in 118 games. His best season came in 2013, when he scored team-high 13 goals and racked up seven assists in 31 games.

The Leominster, Mass. native previously signed a multi-year extension with the Revolution during the 2013. The club also picked up his contract option for 2016 in November.

Fagundez is the second Revolution veteran to sign a multi-year deal with the local XI in the last three weeks. Longtime defender Chris Tierney signed an extension last month, thus keeping him from becoming a free agent during the 2016-17 offseason.

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