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Report: LAFC sign Honduran national team goalkeeper Luis Lopez

Player could be presented sometime next week.

Soccer: 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup-Honduras at Costa Rica Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Several media reports suggest Honduran national team goalkeeper Luis Lopez has agreed to sign with Los Angeles Football Club.

Jeff Carlisle of ESPN.com said the reports out of Honduras have been confirmed:

In addition to playing for the national team, Lopez is the starting goalkeeper for Real España – based in San Pedro Sula in Honduras.

Real España is currently fourth in Liga Nacional in Honduras. As its netminder, Lopez has allowed just 25 goals in 18 games – including two clean sheets in the last four matches.

As national team goalkeeper, Lopez managed to give up just two goals in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, despite Honduras managing just five goals and one win in the tournament.

The 24-year-old is fairly young, and could have a potential battle with Tyler Miller for the No. 1 role at the expansion team, although bringing him in as an international player would seem to indicate LAFC think he’ll play a role in 2018.

This remains a report for the moment, as LAFC have not confirmed it, but given the provenance of the sources, it seems like it will be happening soon. We will share details as we get them.

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