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Austin FC acquires midfielder Diego Fagundez
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Austin FC has been making moves in the past month to fill out its roster before the 2021 MLS season kicks off. With the addition of midfielder Diego Fagundez, the club has made 16 acquisitions before their inaugural season and still on the hunt for more players to help fill out their roster.


The 25 year old is a former member of the MLS Club New England Revolution and made his first MLS appearance at 16. With 10 years of professional experience, Faugndez adds another scoring option for Head Coach Josh Wolff and his staff.

Faugndez was second all-time in Revolution goals scored for a career with 53 and is the youngest MLS member ever to reach 100 appearances which he did in 2015.

"Diego is a player in the prime of his career who has scored over 50 goals, played over 250 matches and comes with significant MLS experience. We are fortunate to bring a 25-year-old with vast and proven experience to the Club," says Claudio Reyna, Austin FC Sporting Director. "Diego has played in a number of positions throughout his career and his dynamic positional flexibility is a strength that Austin FC will have the opportunity to benefit from."

Fagundez will be the fifth midfielder on the roster and joins former Columbus Crew SC Hector Jimenez as the second midfielder the club has signed this month. Austin FC has made eight roster moves since the expansion draft on Dec. 16 and has been fleshing out a roster of experienced vets. The newest member of the MLS looks like they could be trying to win right away in front of home fans.

"I'm excited to start this new chapter in my career, alongside a Club creating a new chapter for an amazing city like Austin," says Fagundez. "I am ready and motivated to represent Austin FC next season, and I look forward to giving my best for the Club."

MLS is reportedly looking at early March as the start date for the 2021 season, but Austin FC has not announced when they will have their home opener.

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