SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento Republic FC Academy forward Rafael Jauregui has been called up to the U.S. Under-15 Boys’ National Team, the club announced today. Jauregui will represent the U.S. as they compete in the 2019 Concacaf U-15 Boys’ Championship at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. from Aug. 4-11.
Jauregui featured in Republic FC's friendly against Club America U-20 on July 16, 2019.
A native of Rancho Cordova, Jauregui currently plays in Republic FC’s U-15 Academy team and is the fourth player from the club's academy to be called up to a U.S. Youth National Team program this year. The 14-year-old forward, who was also called up to the U-15 BNT last year, recently featured in Republic FC’s international friendly against Club America U-20 that saw them defeat their Mexican rivals 2-0.
This will be the second time the U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team plays in the Concacaf U-15 Championship following the 2017 edition where they finished second. Drawn into Group B, the U.S. will face Haiti on Aug. 4 at 9 a.m., Guatemala on Aug. 5 at 9 a.m. and Suriname on Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. in the group stage. The U.S.’s games will be streamed by Concacaf and will be open to the public.
More information on the tournament, along with the full U.S. U-15 roster, is available via U.S. Soccer’s official press release.
Republic FC are on the road this week as they take on Orange County SC on Saturday, July 27. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and the match will be broadcast live on KQCA My 58, Estrella TV Sacramento and ESPN+.
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