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Sporting KC Academy product Jaylin Lindsey called up to U.S. Under-17 national team

A whirlwind week for Swope Park Rangers defender Jaylin Lindsey just added another component.

Four days after becoming the first American player born in 2000 to play in a professional soccer game, Lindsey received an invitation to join the U.S. Under-17 national team for the AIFF Youth Cup in India.

The U.S. team opens a four-game schedule Sunday against Tanzania. The tournament will run through May 26.

Lindsey, 16, made his Swope Park Rangers debut on Saturday at Saint Louis FC, a day after he signed a contract with the USL club, which is owned by Sporting Kansas City. He has been a member of the Sporting KC Academy since 2015, and he has been a part of U.S. youth national team system since 2013.