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Da Silva, Farfan Named in U.S. U19 Training Camp

By NICHOLAS MURRAY -, 11/07/16, 10:15AM EST


USL 20 Under 20 selections joined by Swope Park’s Hernandez in Florida

Orlando City B’s Pierre Da Silva and the Portland Timbers 2’s Marco Farfan – both of whom were named in the USL 20 Under 20 this summer – have been named to the U.S. U19 squad that convened in Sunrise, Fla. this weekend for the group’s final training camp of the year under Coach Brad Friedel. Also named in the squad was Swope Park Rangers midfielder Felipe Hernandez.

Farfan, who in October was signed as a Homegrown Player by the Timbers after a standout season in the USL, was named as the No. 7 selection in the ranking of the top young players in the USL this past July. Farfan made 18 appearances for T2, and recorded 1,463 minutes at fullback as the side narrowly missed out on a place in the USL Cup Playoffs.

Da Silva, who took the No. 15 spot in the rankings, also had a strong first season in the professional ranks. The attacking midfielder led OCB with five assists, and also scored a pair of goals in his 22 appearances for the side as it reached the USL Cup Playoffs in its inaugural season. Da Silva was last week announced as being set to return to OCB in 2017.

Hernandez, a member of the Sporting Kansas City Academy, was added to the Rangers’ squad in midseason, but has yet to make his USL debut. The 18-year-old has been called up to the U.S. U19s twice before, and has scored seven goals in nine appearances for the SKC Academy U18s this fall in the USSF Development Academy.

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