Shortly after announcing his roster, U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos said Auston Trusty would serve as an insurance policy. Due to a key injury, Ramos will use that insurance policy ahead of Monday’s Under-20 World Cup opener.
U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday that Trusty will replace fellow defender Marlon Fossey on the U.S. squad. Trusty, who featured once during qualifying, has been with the team since training camp opened after being named as a tournament alternate.
Fossey has, in turn, been released back to Fulham. The defender had been battling a groin injury and was in a race against time to be fit for the tournament. Fossey started all but one match at right back during the team’s run through qualifying.
The U.S. arrived in Korea on Wednesday night ahead of Monday’s U-20 World Cup opener against Ecuador.
Here’s a closer look at the U.S. roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California; Newport Beach, Calif.), J.T. Marcinkowski (Georgetown; Alamo, Calif.), Brady Scott (De Anza Force; Petaluma, Calif.)
DEFENDERS: Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; Salt Lake City, Utah), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur FC; Westcliff-on-Sea, England), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; Tucson, Ariz.), Aaron Herrera (University of New Mexico; Las Cruces, N.M.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; Media, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS: Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Luca De La Torre (Fulham FC; San Diego, Calif.), Derrick Jones (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.), Eryk Williamson (University of Maryland; Alexandria, Va.), Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal FC; Bethesda, Md.)
FORWARDS: Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers; Bethesda, Md.), Lagos Kunga (Atlanta United FC Academy; Tucker, Ga.) Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Unattached; Columbus, Ohio), Josh Sargent (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; O’Fallon, Mo.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Park City, Utah)