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Auston Trusty is a 20-year-old left-footed central defender playing for the Philadelphia Union in MLS. Having started his footballing career in the USL on an amateur deal with Bethlehem Steel, Trusty was signed on a Homegrown Player contract for the Philadelphia Union in August 2016. Since then, Trusty has become a mainstay in the Union defence. He made 34 regular season appearances in the 2018 season. In the process, he became the youngest player ever to play every minute of every regular season game in MLS history.

Trusty has made 16 appearances across the USA under-19s and under-20s and received his first call up to the full national team in December 2018. Despite not making an appearance thus far for the USMNT, this call up was a clear indication of the high esteem in which Trusty is held. Fans of the Philadelphia Union and MLS see a great future ahead of Trusty.

I will look at the young American’s strengths and weaknesses, what he brings to the Philadelphia Union and what he still has to work on. In addition to this, as Trusty is seen as a long-term prospect for the USMNT, I will compare Trusty’s statistics to the central defenders currently playing for the national team.

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