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Auston Trusty makes U-17 World Cup roster

The Union Academy defender was one of 21 players U.S. Under-17 coach Richie Williams called in to represent the U.S. in the U-17 World Cup in Chile.

The Union Academy defender was one of 21 players U.S. Under-17 coach Richie Williams called in to represent the U.S. in the U-17 World Cup in Chile.Union Academy defender Auston Trusty will get a chance to represent the United States in the FIFA U-17 World Cup later this month in Chile.

Trusty and his U.S. teammates open group play against Nigeria on October 17 at 4 p.m. in Santiago and face Croatia on October 20 at 4 p.m. in Vina Del Mar and the hosts on October 23 at 7 p.m. in Vina Del Mar. Trusty is one of eight defenders on coach Richie Williams' roster.

West Bromwich Albion defender Danny Barbir, who spent time with the Union Academy before going to Europe, is also in the squad.

Trusty, who lives in Media and has verbally committed to play college soccer at North Carolina, was with the U-17 squad recently in Mexico and has traveled to Czech Republic, France and South Korea with the team.

He played in 17 games and started 14 for the Union Under-16 team last season, scoring four goals and started 7 games for the Under-18 team in U.S. Development Academy play in the second half of the season. He also anchored a defense that finished third place in the Under-16 Development Academy playoffs and played a key role in the U-16 team's Generation adidas Cup run.

The U.S. U-17s qualified for the U-17 World Cup at the CONCACAF Championship in Honduras earlier this year following a 5-4 shootout victory over Jamaica.