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Philadelphia Union trade Auston Trusty to Colorado Rapids

Deal could net Philadelphia Union up to $750k in allocation money

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Auston Trusty is rejoining former teammate Keegan Rosenberry with the Colorado Rapids.

ESPN reporter Jeff Carlisle initially reported and our friends at Burgundy Wave have confirmed that Trusty has been acquired by the Rapids for $300,000 in 2020 targeted allocation money, $300,000 in 2021 general allocation money and $150,000 in additional general allocation money if the 21-year-old Media, Pa. native reaches certain performance-based thresholds.

Taylor Twellman also reports that the deal includes a 30 percent sell-on fee if he is sold to a team outside of the league.

After not featuring for the team in his first two seasons — he was signed in August of 2016 — the homegrown center back played every minute of the 2018 season and started 22 of the first 24 games of the season this season before being demoted after a 4-0 loss at Montreal on July 27.

He didn’t make an appearance the final three months of the season.

“I feel like the first three-fourths of the season was good and then some stuff happened the last fourth of the season; I can’t really get into it right now, but I’ll get into it at some point in the future, you guys will find out the truth,” he said in an interview with reporters after post-season training earlier this month.

The Union had a team option for 2020 for Trusty.

Lancaster County native Keegan Rosenberry was dealt to the Rapids last December for up to $400,000 in allocation money.