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Auston Trusty in Mexico for U-17 World Cup tune up

The Union Academy defender has a chance to stake his claim on a roster spot in the upcoming U-17 World Cup with one final tune-up camp in Mexico City.

The Union Academy defender has a chance to stake his claim on a roster spot in the upcoming U-17 World Cup with one final tune-up camp in Mexico City. Union Academy Under-18 defender Auston Trusty moved one step closer to making the roster for the U-17 World Cup when he was called into a camp in Mexico City by coach Richie Williams earlier this week.

Trusty was one of 24 players brought in for the World Cup tune-up that includes games against Mexico today and Friday.

Trusty, who lives in Media and has verbally committed to North Carolina, was with the U-17 squad for a tournament in Czech Republic in August and a pair of games in France earlier this month. His passport was also stamped for a trip with the squad to South Korea in July.

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 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.