HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Necaxa and signed as a Designated Player on May 6, 2019.
Fernandez is a player who possesses many different attacking qualities that can cause issues for the opposition. He has shown the ability to unlock defenses and score goals in a variety of ways throughout his career, and whose versatility and ability to play in different positions and systems gives the Timbers tactical flexibility and options.
OUTSIDE MLS: Fernandez joins Portland with over 130 professional appearances in the top leagues of Argentina, Chile, France and Mexico since making his professional debut in 2012 for Argentine side Defensa y Justicia. Since the beginning of 2018, Fernández has tallied 29 goals in 44 appearances between Chilean side Unión La Calera and Necaxa. The Santa Fe, Argentina, native joined Necaxa in July 2018 and tallied a team-leading 18 goals and five assists in 32 appearances (25 starts) across all competitions. Fernández finished second in the 2019 Liga MX Clausura regular-season campaign goal-scoring chart with 12 goals scored in 15 appearances.