Swope Park Rangers midfielder Felipe Hernandez has been called in to the U.S. Under-19 National Team by head coach Brad Friedel for the side's final training camp of the year from Nov. 5-14 in Sunrise, Fla.
Hernandez and the U.S. U-19s will play an intrasquad scrimmage against the U.S. Under-18 National Team - who are also training in Sunrise - as well as another fixture against a yet to be determined opponent.
The 18-year-old signed with the Rangers on Aug. 18 but did not make a USL appearance as SPR won the Western Conference and claimed a berth in the USL Cup Final in their inaugural season. Hernandez has represented the Sporting KC Academy Under-18 team nine times in the 2016-17 Development Academy season, scoring seven goals - including a hat trick in the 4-3 comeback victory over the Colorado Rapids on Sept. 17.
This is the third time the Nashville, Tenn. native has been selected for the U.S. U-19s, having played in the Stevan Vilotic-Cele tournament in Subotica, Serbia in late August before taking part in a training camp in Chulsa Vista, Calif. from Oct. 3-10.