It looks like Diego Fagundez won't be going to New Zealand after all.
After defeated Honduras 5-0 in a tuneup match on Wednesday, Uruguay U-20 coach Fabian Coito named his final 21-man roster for the 2015 U-20 World Cup, excluding Fagundez in the process. The 20-year-old, who had expressed interest in playing for the US National Team, became cap-tied to Uruguay during the MLS off-season while playing in the South American Under-20 Championship. Fagundez alternated between starter and reserve throughout the tournament. Uruguay would ultimately finish third.
The time in South America appeared to serve Fagundez well as he looked sharp upon returning to the New England Revolution for preseason. This translated into a starting position, which Fagundez held for the first three matches of 2015. In the two games that followed, Fagundez proved unable to get off the bench, though he has since made substitute appearances in five straight matches.
Fagundez and the Revolution welcome Toronto FC this Saturday with kickoff set for 7:30 pm.