Three New England Revolution Players make MLS “24 Under 24”


May 24, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Revolution midfielder Diego Fagundez (14) celebrates after scoring a goal against DC United during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Soccer officially revealed their 2014 “24 Under 24” list on Of the 24 young and talented players, three New England Revolution players cracked the list, Diego Fagundez (5), Andrew Farrell (14) and Kelyn Rowe (16).

Seattle Sounders defender, and so-to-be Tottenham Hotspur player, DeAndre Yedlin, topped the list to no surprise from fans. Yedlin’s continued success over the past three years in truly incredible and almost unheard of by any player. Going from the Sounders Academy, to playing for the University of Akron, to representing and playing for the United States at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The amount of growth displayed by the young defender is unheard of and incredible to watch. USMNT fans cannot wait to see where Yedlin’s career progresses over the next five years.

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New England fans know their club has players who are both young and talented, especially the young Diego Fagundez.

Out of the three Revolution players who made the “24 Under 24” list, Farrell is the only playing the most consistent soccer right now. Fagundez has been all over the place this season, while Rowe started hot, but pick-up an injury and only recently returned to the team. Since returning, Rowe picked up where he left off, scoring two goals in his last five starts.

The 2014 season is not producing the same amount of success for Fagundez as 2013. Fagundez tallied 13 goals last season, while he only found the back of the net five times this season. Critics and fans all pegged Fagundez to double his goal tally from last season in 2014, but, the soccer gods had different plans for the young striker. Revolution fans need not panic though, Fagundez is still incredibly young and full of incredible potential. Having a season like 2014 will not end his career aspirations of dominating the league and even moving to Europe in the next three years.

One player on the 2014 New England Revolution that shows-up of to every game and leaves it all on the field each match, is defender Andrew Farrell. After an incredibly successful 2013 campaign, Farrell continued his dominate play in 2014. Starting all 28 matches thus far, Farrell helps anchor the Revolution defense in-front of goalkeeper, Bobby Shuttleworth.

Each Revolution player deserved to make this list, no question about it. As mentioned earlier, Patrick Mullins made the original 50-player list, to some surprise. Mullins started off 2014 in terrific form, scoring four goals in rapid fashion. Since that time, Mullins barely finds himself on the field, and when he plays, the same spark and creativeness seems to be missing from the young forward. Thankfully for Mullins, time is on his side, plus, he knows how to score goals and scoring droughts happen all forwards, just ask Fagundez and Charlie Davies.

The 2014 New England Revolution have a team full of young and talented players. With the playoffs just six games away, watch the Revs lean heavy on each of their “24 Under 24” players to help propel the club to post-season success.