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Player Profiles: Lalo Fernandez

Over the next month, we’ll be profiling Real Salt Lake’s 2015 squad. Today, we start with young, exciting goalkeeper Lalo Fernandez, who served as Real Monarchs’ first-choice goalkeeper.

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Eduardo "Lalo" Fernandez has been with RSL since 2012 when he was signed has the club's third-ever Homegrown player.  Despite continuing to hold the designation of third-choice goalkeeper for the Claret-and-Cobalt, Lalo has found a home with the Real Monarchs.

While Fernandez did not play a single minute RSL in 2015, the 22 year-old managed to make eleven appearances on the bench.  Lalo did however manage to notch 18 appearances, 1,620 minutes, and three clean-sheets with the Monarchs in their 2015 campaign.

For Lalo, 2015 was a solid year. Not only did he manage to gain more meaningful match minutes than ever before — thanks to the Monarchs and the USL partnership — but the young net minder provided depth for the Claret-and-Cobalt.

Continued improvement and consistency from this player in 2016 could push the club's already stacked goalkeeping situation to new heights.

As Nick Rimando continues to age and remains a dependable call-up for Jurgen Klinsmann's U.S. Men's National Team, could Lalo Fernandez find himself pushing his way into the first team in 2016?

Editor's note: This is part of a series of player profiles that we'll be posting over the next month as review 2015. Check out our 2014 player profiles.