2017 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Trusty did not appear for Philadelphia in 2017 in regular-season play or in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, but he did start the friendly against Swansea City AFC (July 15). He was a part of the United States' squad at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where he scored a goal in the Round of 16 vs. New Zealand (June 1). In doing so, he became the first active member of Philadelphia Union to score a goal at a FIFA World Cup (senior, U-20, or U-17). With Bethlehem Steel FC, he made 24 regular-season appearances (all starts), with 22 coming at centerback and two at leftback, registering two assists. He also started the club's playoff match at Louisville (October 20).
2016 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Trusty began the season with Bethlehem Steel FC, making a total of 20 USL appearances. He signed his first MLS contract as a Homegrown Player with Philadelphia, the club’s fifth ever, on August 10, 2016. While with the Union, Trusty appeared in the matchday 18 three times, with an additional appearance in the 18 during the club’s MLS Cup Playoffs contest at Toronto FC.
Trusty has featured for the United States U-20 National Team. He was named to the roster for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, where he started the final match of the Classification Stage against El Salvador (March 3), a 2-1 win for the U.S. that guaranteed them qualification to the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He came on as a second-half substitute in the final of the competition, which the U.S. won in penalties to become U-20 champions of CONCACAF.
He then received a call-up to join the final USA squad for the U-20 World Cup, where he was on the matchday roster (but did not appear) for each of the USA's Group Stage matches, a 3-3 draw vs. Ecuador (May 22), a 1-0 win vs. Senegal (May 25) and a 1-1 draw vs. Saudi Arabia (May 28), winning Group F. He made his first appearance at the U-20 World Cup by coming on as a substitute in the Round of 16 vs. New Zealand (June 1), scoring a goal as part of a 6-0 win. In doing so, he became the first active member of Philadelphia Union to score a goal at a FIFA World Cup (senior, U-20, or U-17). He also came on as a late substitute in the USA's Quarterfinal match against Venezuela (June 4).
Previously, he was a part of the U.S. U-17 squad at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Signed by Philadelphia Union as a Homegrown Player on August 10, 2016
Name: Auston Trusty
Born: August 12, 1998 in Media, PA
Hometown: Media, PA
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Signed by Philadelphia Union as a Homegrown Player on August 10, 2016