HOW ACQUIRED: Signed from Caracas FC on Dec. 13, 2017.
Hernandez is a young, exciting prospect from Venezuela who has the ability to play left back or in a more advanced role at wingback. He should battle Greg Garza for playing time in 2018.
INTERNATIONAL: Hernández has represented Venezuela at the U-17 and U-20 levels. In 2013, he helped lead the U-17 squad to a second-place finish in the South American Championship, which qualified Venezuela for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup where he made two appearances. He made four appearances in the 2017 U-20 South American Championship where Venezuela finished in third place to qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He went on to make four starts over five appearances at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea, helping guide Venezuela’s U-20 team to its first-ever World Cup final.
OUTSIDE MLS: Hernández has spent his entire professional career at Caracas FC, where the defender made his first team debut against Deportivo La Guaira on Feb. 23, 2014. A versatile defender, Hernández has the ability to play left back or in a more advanced role at wing back, and has made 25 career appearances in Venezuela’s first division. This year, he’s combined to make 14 starts during Venezuela’s 2017 season, including helping lead Caracas FC to the final of the Torneo Apertura, where the club ultimately lost to Monagas. In the Torneo Clausura, Caracas FC finished in sixth place, qualifying the club for the Copa Sudamericana.