Player Details

Name

Lalo Fernandez

Height

6' 3"

Weight

185 lbs

Date of Birth

12.16.1992 (29)

Birthplace

Guadalajara, Mexico

Position

Goalkeeper

Player Category

Homegrown
2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Acquired

 

RSL: Signed to a Homegrown Player contract on Feb. 24, 2012

 

Professional Career

2016: Did not see first team action in 2016. Started 24 matches in goal for Real Monarchs earning eight shutouts and a 1.21 goals against average, making 84 saves on the year. Fernandez logged 45 minutes in the second half of RSL’s friendly match against Italian powerhouse Inter Milan.

2015: Made no first-team appearances.  Made 18 starts in the USL with Real Monarchs SLC, posting a 5-8-5 record with four shutouts and a 1.61 goals against average.


2014: Made no first-team appearances.

 

2013: Made no first-team appearances … Played in six Real Salt lake Reserve games, earning the start five times … The Real Salt Lake Reserves posted a 2-2-2 record with Fernandez between the pipes for the Claret-and-Cobalt

 

2012: Didn’t make any first-team appearances for Real Salt Lake … Broke his wrist in July 2012, keeping him out of goalkeeping activities for the remainder of the calendar year … Appeared in one Reserve League match, coming on in the 67th minute for Kyle Reynish and not giving up any goals in the RSL Reserves’ 3-0 loss to the FC Dallas Reserves on April 17 ….

 

2011: After initially agreeing to play collegiately at the University of Wisconsin, Fernandez changed course and tested the international waters, first spending a training stint with Mexican first division side Atlas – based in his birthplace of Guadalajara – before signing with Uruguayan power C.A. Peñarol in August … Made several appearances in with the Peñarol reserve team …


International Career


U.S./Mexico Youth National Teams: Has represented both the United States and Mexico on the youth level, playing for the Mexican U-17’s and training with the U.S. U-20’s in November 2011 … Has not been called in for either country on the senior level and has yet to commit to either the U.S. or Mexico …

 

High School/Club


Fernandez helped the RSL-AZ Academy U-18’s begin its first season in the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy in October 2010, going 5-3-3 (1.00 GAA, 4 shutouts) in 11 appearances through the spring of 2011 

 

Personal


Given first name is Eduardo … Goalkeeping runs in his family – his father was a longtime professional ‘keeper in the Mexican First Division …