A Premier League record holder of starting 310 consecutive matches, Friedel will now be using his experience to help the US youngster after being appointed as the team's new head coach.
44-year-old Friedel holds a UEFA 'A' coaching license, has assisted at USA national team camps and also has worked as an analyst in the US for FOX Sports.
US Soccer confirmed the news on Monday with Freidel taking the U19 reins while Omid Namazi has taken over at U18 level.
Omid Namazi is the new U18 #USMNT head coach & @friedel_b is the new U19 #USMNT head coach: https://t.co/MrRahENrVApic.twitter.com/TzAVBcpiQw
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) January 4, 2016