Future stalwart of the Philadelphia Union backline Auston Trusty was named the No. 5 best defender under 20 years old by Major League Soccer.
To say nothing of his tactical bonafides, it’s pretty clear just by looking at him that Auston Trusty is a center back. Trusty hit 6-foot-3 at the tender age of 18, which can be an awkward mix for young central defenders still coming into their own agility. Trusty’s shown some of that transition, as expected, but he’s also displayed an amazing amount of promise since signing for the Union in 2016. Since then he’s starred as a regular for the Union’s USL affiliate Bethlehem Steel while awaiting his crack at first team minutes. The US Under-20 player has future starter written all over him.
Trusty signed his contract with the Union in the summer of 2016, and is one of the organizations brightest future stars. He has yet to appear in a match for the Union, but found his way into the game day 18 four times at the end of the 2016 season. Trusty also has international experience, as he helped bring the United States its first ever U-20 CONCACAF Championship.
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