LA Galaxy's Julian Araujo replaces Ayo Akinola on US U-20 World Cup squad

LA Galaxy right back Julian Araujo is headed to the U-20 World Cup. Araujo has replaced Toronto FC's Ayo Akinola, who has been ruled out due to an ankle injury, the Galaxy announced Wednesday. 

Araujo, 17, narrowly missed out on Tab Ramos' original 23-man squad but was named to the 50-player provisional roster, allowing him to join the team due to Akinola's injury. 

The right back has made five appearances for the Galaxy in his first season with the senior team, which was interrupted with an injury of his own in April. 

The United States will face Ukraine, Nigeria and Qatar in Group D at the U-20 World Cup in Poland, starting Friday against Ukraine.