Fernández, 24, joins Whitecaps FC after spending the majority of his professional career in South America. Before coming to MLS, the 5-foot-7, 165-pound midfielder/striker captured the 2013 Peruvian Primera División championship with Universitario de Deportes, while he was on loan from Liga MX side Chiapas FC. The Montevideo, Uruguay native made 26 appearances and recorded five goals for Universitario, with two of those markers coming in the playoffs.
During the 2012-13 season, Fernández scored two goals in 13 appearances with San Luis FC. The Uruguayan began his professional career in his native country playing the 2011-12 season with Uruguayan Primera División side Danubio Fútbol Club before five seasons, 2007 to 2012, with Club Sportivo Miramar Misiones.