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MLS Aug 19, 2020

Philadelphia Union sign 16-year-old Paxten Aaronson to Homegrown Contract

Philadelphia Union Press Release

CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union today announced that midfielder Paxten Aaronson has signed a professional contract with the club, which will take effect on January 1, 2021.

The brother of current Union midfielder, Brenden Aaronson, the 16-year-old attacking midfielder becomes the 15th all-time homegrown player for the club and one of the youngest in club history.

“At 16-years-old, Paxten already knows how to create opportunities for himself and his teammates on the pitch,” said Ernst Tanner, Union Sporting Director. “He has impressed our technical staff with his ability to play a final ball and he’s an intelligent player and a hard worker who gives everything for this club. Paxten exemplifies our commitment to developing academy players and we look forward to welcoming him to the team.”

Aaronson played five seasons for the Union academy, scoring 15 goals along the way, before being elevated to Philadelphia Union II where he will play for the remainder of the 2020 season. With his impressive vision on the pitch, Aaronson has completed 50 passes, logged 181 minutes, registered three shots, and won five tackles in four appearances for Union II.

Last September, Aaronson received an invitation to the United States Under-16 talent identification training camp in Chula Vista, CA.

TRANSACTION: Philadelphia Union sign midfielder Paxten Aaronson as a Homegrown Player on August 19, 2020, to become effective January 1, 2021.

Name: Paxten Aaronson
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5’6”
Weight: 131
Born: August 26, 2003 in Medford, NJ
Hometown: Medford, NJ
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Philadelphia Union sign midfielder Paxten Aaronson as a Homegrown Player on August 19, 2020, to become effective January 1, 2021.