For Fagundez expectations are not nearly as high. He is expected to earn closer to the $42,000 league minimum and will likely be a practice player who could play in the reserve division.
"The world is littered with kids who have been child prodigies,'' Revolution Academy director Bryan Scales told the Boston Globe. "And then, all of a sudden, at some point they fizzle out. . . . I think Diego is different. He's a playmaker, he's got that passion, he's got an imagination, the creativity, and soccer brain playmaking players need to have.''
Fagundez says he wants to start in the MLS and see how far it can take him. For now he is just a 15-year-old local success story trying to make sure nothing gets in the way of his dream.
"When I go out in my town even people who I don't know tell me congratulations," said Fagundez. "I have to be more careful about things I do, I'm more careful than ever before."