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Auston Trusty scores in U20 World Cup blowout of New Zealand

Trusty made his U20 World Cup debut and added to New Zealand’s woes with a goal off the bench

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Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty isn’t known for scoring goals or dabbing, but he did both after coming off the bench in a 6-0 round of 16 win in the U20 World Cup for the United States over New Zealand on Thursday morning.

Trusty scored in the 84th minute with a rocketed left-footed shot and then stuck out his tongue and dabbed as he ran to the corner flag to celebrate. Sebastian Saucedo set up the goal with a corner kick rolled into the box to an unmarked Trusty.

Moments earlier, the 18-year-old Media native looked like a forward when he created a chance for himself with a fine move in the box. The ball was knocked out by a New Zealand defender for the corner kick that led to his goal.

Trusty’s strike made it 5-0 and Atlanta United Academy forward Lagos Kunga tacked on another goal to make it 6-0 and send the United States through to the quarterfinal of the U20 World Cup. They’ll play Venezuela at 2 a.m. eastern time on Sunday.

Justen Glad, Jeremy Ebobisse, Brooks Lennon and Josh Sargent also scored in the match, which was still only 1-0 until Ebobbise’s strike in the 64th minute.

Trusty replaced left back Danilo Acosta in the 76th minute to earn his first World Cup minutes. Fellow Philadelphia Union midfielder Derrick Jones could only watch as he and defenders Cameron Carter-Vickers and Aaron Herrera were all suspended for the match.