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Auston Trusty pairs with Mark McKenzie in USMNT debut



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Media native Auston Trusty reunited with former Philadelphia Union teammate Mark McKenzie to anchor the back line for the United States in a convincing 7-1 win over Grenada in Concacaf Nations League.

Trusty, who is on loan from Arsenal FC with Birmingham City, recorded an assist in the match, which featured three Union Academy grads in the starting lineup with Brenden Aaronson also in the mix.

Aaronson was one of five U.S. goal-scorers on the night. Hershey native Christian Pulisic had a goal and two assists and Weston McKennie and Ricardo Pepi each had two.

Scoring Summary:     1         2          F
USA                               4         3          7
GRN                               1          0          1

USA – Ricardo Pepi (Christian Pulisic)                                   4th minute
USA – Brenden Aaronson (Christian Pulisic)                      20
USA – Weston McKennie                                                         31
GRN – Myles Hyppolyte (Jacob Berkeley Agyepong)        32
USA – Weston McKennie (Auston Trusty)                           34
USA – Christian Pulisic (Luca de la Torre)                           49
USA – Ricardo Pepi (Luca de la Torre)                                  53
USA – Alejandro Zendejas                                                       72


USA:1-Matt Turner; 22-Bryan Reynolds, 3-Mark McKenzie, 20-Auston Trusty, 19-Joe Scally; 8-Weston McKennie (6-Yunus Musah, 57), 14-Luca de la Torre (15-Johnny Cardoso, 75); 11-Brenden Aaronson, 7-Gio Reyna (4-Taylor Booth, 64), 10-Christian Pulisic (capt.) (17-Alex Zendejas, 64); 9-Ricardo Pepi (23-Daryl Dike, 57)

Substitutes not used: 12-Ethan Horvath, 18-Zack Steffen, 2-Sergiño Dest, 5-Antonee Robinson, 13-Tim Ream, 16-Alan Soñora, 21-Djordje Mihailovic

Head coach: Anthony Hudson

GRN:1-Jason Belfon; 2-Benjamin Ettiene, 5-Kayden Harrack, 4-Aaron Pierre (capt.), 16-Arthur Paterson; 7-Romar Frank (18-Kriston Julien 68), 19-Kwazim Theodore, 11-Myles Hippolyte (13-Steffon Abraham, 80), 14-Regan Charles Cook; 20-Jacob Berkeley Agyepong (8-Joshua Issac, 68), 9-Kairo Mitchell (23-Jamal Ray Charles, 68)

Substitutes not used: 12-Jeremy Richardson, 22-Trishawn Thomas, 3-Sawan Mark, 6-Dorrel Pierre, 10-Saydrel Lewis, 17-Trevon Williams, 21-Christian James

Head coach: Anthony Modeste

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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