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Auston Trusty called up for U.S. U-17 pre-World Cup tune up

The Philadelphia Union Academy defender was one of 20 players named to the U.S. Under-17 roster for a tournament in the Czech Republic August 14-22.

Union Academy defender Auston Trusty will get a chance to compete for a spot on the U.S. Under-17 team for the U-17 World Cup this fall at a tournament in the Czech Republic.

Trusty was one of 20 players named to Richie Williams's roster for the International Youth Tournament of Vaclav Jezek in Pardubice, Czech Republic.

The team begins play on August 18 against Russia and takes on Slovenia the following day before concluding group play on August 21 against Slovakia. The U.S. won the tournament a year ago with an Under-18 squad, beating Ukraine 1-0 to take the title.

The Media resident and North Carolina commit traveled with the U-17s to a tournament in South Korea in July and received his first U.S. Under-17 call-up to a camp in New Jersey in May.

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.

The U.S. U-17s qualified for the U-17 World Cup at the CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Honduras earlier this year following a 5-4 shootout victory over Jamaica. The 2015 U-17 World Cup will be held from October 17 to November 8 in Chile.