Fernandes scores goal in Union's first preseason match
Feb. 10, 2013
ORLANDO - Former Stony Brook men's soccer standout Leonardo Fernandes (North Babylon, N.Y.) is making an impact for his new professional club, the Philadelphia Union. Selected in the fourth round of the MLS Supplemental Draft, Fernandes scored the game-tying goal in the Union's 1-1 draw against the Orlando City Soccer Club, the club's first preseason match of the year.
Fernandes' goal came in the 74th minute off a pass from Roger Torres to give the Union the equalizer.
Fernandes was drafted by the Union on Jan. 22 and immediately went to preseason camp in Philadelphia. He excelled enough to earn an invitation to join the team south for preseason training.
Stony Brook men's soccer's most decorated student-athlete, Fernandes wrapped up his Stony Brook career as the program's all-time leader in points with 79. He also is third in goals (31) and third in assists (17), and he ranks first in the program's Div. I history in each category.
Fernandes and the Union next play on Feb. 13 against the Columbus Crew.