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Brenden Aaronson

NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Prior to the World Cup, appeared in nine matches during 2022, tallying the opening goal in the 3-0 win against Morocco on June 1 in Cincinnati and the assist on Jesús Ferreira’s 78th minute goal in the 5-0 win against Grenada to open the Concacaf Nations League on June 10 in Austin.
  • Named a finalist for 2021 BioSteel Male Player of the Year and finished third in the voting behind Christian Pulisic and Matt Turner.
  • With four goals and three assists, led all USMNT players with seven goal contributions in 2021.
  • Registered his first goal and assist in his second cap, a 6-0 win against El Salvador on Dec. 9, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Made his USMNT debut at age 19 in the 1-0 win against Costa Rica on Feb. 1, 2020 in Carson, Calif.

2022 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFYING

  • Appeared in 11 qualifying matches and started seven prior to missing the March 2022 window due to injury.
  • Registered two goals during the qualifying campaign, scoring the opener in the 1-1 draw vs. Canada on Sept. 5, 2021 in Nashville and the third goal in the 4-1 comeback win at Honduras on Sept. 8, 2021 in San Pedro Sula.
  • Assisted on Ricardo Pepi’s second goal to ice the USA’s 2-0 win against Jamaica on Oct. 7, 2021 in Austin.

CLUB HIGHLIGHTS

  • Joined English Premier League club Leeds United on May 26, 2022 on a $30 million transfer fee.
  • Scored his first Leeds United goal on Aug. 21, opening the scoring in the 33rd minute of the club’s 3-0 win against Chelsea.
  • Joined Austrian Bundesliga giants Red Bull Salzburg in January 2021 where he recorded nine goals and nine assists in 45 league matches and helped the club to back-to-back Austrian League and Cup doubles during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.
  • Played two seasons for the Philadelphia Union first team from 2019-2020, tallying seven goals and nine assists in 51 matches and helping the club claim the 2020 Supporters Shield.
  • Signed a homegrown contract with the Philadelphia Union on Sept. 17, 2018.
  • Spent four seasons in the Philadelphia Union Academy from 2015-18 and featured for USL side Bethlehem Steel in 2017-18.

PERSONAL

  • The son of Rusty and Jannell Aaronson, has a younger brother, Paxten and younger sister, Jaden.
  • Younger brother Paxten has followed in his footsteps, playing for the Philadelphia Union Academy from 2015-20, before joining the first team in 2021.
  • Growing up, he admired Lionel Messi and Steven Gerrard.
  • His ideal day off is a day at the Jersey Shore.
  • Enjoys watching tennis and is a big fan of Andy Murray and Roger Federer.
  • Describes himself as a huge gamer, spending time playing FIFA, Fortnite and Rocket League.
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Birth Date:

Oct, 2000

Location:

Medford, NJ, United States

Player Specifications:

Position:

Midfielder

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