Revolution Forwards Fagundez And Bengtson Called Up For International Duty

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Jerry Bengtson (Honduras) and Diego Fagundez (Uruguay U-20) have been called up for international duty for the upcoming October international break. The call is Fagundez's first taste of international competition in his young career.

Two New England Revolution players have been called into their respective national team camps for upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. One of them you could easily guess: Jerry Bengtson will join up with Honduras for their matches against Panama and Canada on October 12th and 16th. The other seems far less likely, and it's not even Benny Feilhaber.

17-year old Diego Fagundez has been called into the Uruguay U-20 national team camp in Montevideo, running from Sunday, October 7th, to Friday, October 12th. The U-20s will play two friendlies against the Chile U-20s during that span.

This will mark Diego's first international action of his young career. For those who dream of seeing Fagundez in a United States national team jersey, never fear; participating in camp and even playing in those friendlies would not tie him to Uruguay permanently. However, the process for getting Diego citizenship could be a long and arduous one, despite the fact that he's lived here for 12 years. We may be seeing the beginning of a long and successful international career for Fagundez; it just so happens that it might be with Uruguay.

Neither Bengtson nor Fagundez will miss time with the Revs while away. Both of them will fly out after the Revs' October 6th match against Philadelphia, and they'll return before the Revs' next match, against Chicago on the 20th.

Excited for Diego to get his first call? Wish he was playing for the U.S. instead? Let us know in the comments!

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