FC Dallas Signs Peruvian National Team Goalkeeper RaÃºl FernÃ¡ndez
FRISCO, Texas (Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013) - FC Dallas has signed Peruvian National Team goalkeeper RaÃºl FernÃ¡ndez, the club announced today. Per team and league policy the terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
"RaÃºl FernÃ¡ndez is a very athletic goalkeeper who has gained a lot of experience playing internationally with Peru," said FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman. "He has a strong command of the box and will compete for the starting position with FC Dallas. He is an extremely motivated individual. I expect he will embrace this opportunity."
FernÃ¡ndez, 27, got his start in the youth system of Universitario de Deportes of the Peruvian first division. He made his professional debut with the club in a 1-1 draw with Union Huaral on July 31, 2005. FernÃ¡ndez would go on to play in 143 matches for Universitario between his debut and 2010. Universitario is regarded as the top club in Peru.
FernÃ¡ndez was signed by OGC Nice of the French first division in December of 2010. The 6-1 goalkeeper appeared in two matches for the four-time French Ligue 1 champions since his debut on Aug. 31, 2011. FernÃ¡ndez backstopped Nice in a 2-1 victory over Toulouse in the third round of Coupe de la Ligue.
A native of Lima, Peru, FernÃ¡ndez has earned 21 international caps with the Peruvian National Team since March 26, 2008.
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