Miami, Florida (September 5, 2017) – Futbol Marketing Group (FMG) is proud to announce that FMG has successfully completed the permanent transfer of Goalkeeper Eduardo ‘Lalo’ Fernández to Mexican powerhouse club Tigres UANL (MEX) from Real Salt Lake (USA). Lalo has been a part of the Real Salt Lake (RSL) organization since January of 2012. The Guadalajara, Mexico born goalkeeper, made 50 appearances on loan with Real Monarchs SLC, a United Soccer League (USL) club, in three seasons.
Lalo Fernandez, 24, made his professional debut with Phoenix FC (on loan) in 2013. Eventually, becoming active with the Monarchs in 2015. Prior to joining RSL, Lalo spent 6 months overseas in Montevideo, Uruguay for Club Penarol. Lalo holds dual citizenship (Mexico & USA) and has also represented both countries at the youth national team level. Lalo has expressed, “It will be an honor to represent either country at the Senior level. One country is where I was born (Mexico) and the other raised me (USA)”. Lalo also went on to say, “I want to thank Craig Waibel, Rob Zarkos, Elliot Fall, and Dell Loy Hansen for the way they handled the negotiation to help make this a smooth transition. It’s important to know that they are looking out for the best interests of the players.”
Futbol Marketing Group’s CEO, Cris Barbosa, shared his thoughts on Lalo’s transfer to Mexico, “We are extremely content in the way Lalo has grown into the man and player he is today. The wealth of experience he has learned from former teammate and USA International Goalkeeper Nick Rimando is invaluable and will set him up for success at Tigres UANL. Lalo knows an opportunity like this comes around once in a lifetime and he has to take advantage to the fullest regardless of the circumstances. Coming in and competing with Nahuel Guzman (Argentina National team Goalkeeper) for the starting position will not be an easy task, however, we are confident his mentality and skill set will prevail.”
About Futbol Marketing Group
Futbol Marketing Group is a soccer dedicated sports marketing agency working with professional soccer teams and players throughout North and Latin America. Our three main areas of focus are: 1.) providing talent representation, as well as, offering our in-house Sports Science Specialists and Mental Conditioning Coaches 2.) offering sponsorship and hospitality packages for the corporate client and 3.) sourcing exhibition matches and events for teams. For more information, visit www.futbol-marketing.com.