New England Revolution Academy product Diego Fagundez was named to the Major League Soccer Team of the Week for his Week 11 performance. The 19-year-old midfielder scored a goal and provided an assist to Patrick Mullins during the Revolution’s 5-3 road victory against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Fagundez gave the Revolution a 2-0 lead with his 26th-minute tally, and his back-heel dish to Mullins in the 67th minute pushed New England’s lead to 5-1.
Fagundez is in good form as he followed up his first career two-goal effort against Seattle Sounders FC just one week earlier. Fagundez has three goals this season and now has 20 goals in 68 MLS games. The Revolution, as a whole, is in the midst of a strong stretch, posting a six-game unbeaten streak (5-0-1) and four straight wins – the longest winning streak since 2005.
Delgado Strikes for Chivas: Former Chivas USA Academy midfielder Marco Delgado tallied his first career Major League Soccer goal during Chivas USA’s 1-1 road draw against FC Dallas on Saturday in Frisco, Texas. Delgado’s tap-in goal in the 60th minute gave Chivas USA a 1-0 lead at the time. The 19-year-old homegrown played the full 90 minutes and has started in three of six games this season.
Elsewhere, former Arsenal FC and LA Galaxy Academy forward Raul Mendiola (pictured above) made his MLS debut, during the LA Galaxy’s 1-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo. Mendiola entered for Samuel Rosa in the 66th minute, and LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena said he “played with a lot of confidence and courage.” (LA Galaxy: No Jitters for Homegrown Mendiola). Mendiola signed a homegrown contract with the LA Galaxy in February.
Sporting Kansas City homegrown Erik Palmer-Brown also made his MLS debut. The 17-year-old became the youngest defender to start an MLS match during Sporting’s 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire on Sunday.