Auston Trusty

Trusty, U-20 USMNT draw Ecuador, Senegal, Saudi Arabia for U-20 FIFA World Cup

The U-20 US Men's National Team drew Pool F in the U-20 FIFA World Cup, being paired up with Ecuador, Senegal and Saudi Arabia for the group stage. 

The USMNT won its first ever U-20 CONCACAF Championship earlier this month, defeating Honduras 0-0 (5-3) in the title game. Philadelphia Union's Auston Trusty was a member of the team, earning his first start against El Salvador and was subbed on during the title match. Steve Hudyma, an assistant athletic trainer for the Union, was also a member of the technical staff for the USMNT. Trusty projects to be on the U-20 USMNT FIFA World Cup roster, but that will be announced closer to the tournament. 

The USMNT headline the group as the top seed, facing Ecuador, Senegal and Saudi Arabia, and the only team in their pool to place first in its qualifying tournament. Ecuador finished second in the South American U-20 Championship, while Senegal finished second in the 2016 African Cup of Nations U-20 Championship. Saudi Arabia finished second in 2017 African Cup of Nations U-20 Championship.

The USMNT opens up the group stage against Ecuador on May 22, followed by Senegal on May 25 and then Saudi Arabia on May 28. 

To learn more about the USMNT's group and the U-20 FIFA World Cup, along with starting times and locations for each of the USMNT's matches, click here.

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