Sweeney: Hey Austin FC supporters, you’re getting a good one in Diego Fagundez

Dear Austin FC supporters,

In Diego Fagundez, you guys are getting an absolute gem.

Diego is a standout performer on the soccer pitch. Over 50 goals scored with the Revolution — 54 in all competitions — plus 45 assists. You’re getting a goal scorer — and he has scored some crackers, let me tell you — and someone who distributes the ball. He had his second-best scoring year as a No. 10 in 2018 with nine goals and 10 assists. If Josh Wolff doesn’t use him as a No. 7 or a No. 10, there’s a problem.

On the ball, he will break ankles as he works to make space for himself. Off it, he has developed his tracking back.

Off the pitch, you’re getting a young man — he’s nearly 26 — who cares about the soccer community he is in. He signs all the autographs. He goes to youth games to encourage players.

For as long as you have him, enjoy him.


A Revs media member