Brenden Aaronson

Brenden Aaronson (born October 22, 2000) is an American soccer player for Philadelphia Union in MLS.

Brenden Aaronson
Personal information
Full name Brenden Aaronson[1]
Date of birth (2000-10-22) October 22, 2000
Place of birth Medford, New Jersey, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Philadelphia Union
Number 22
Youth career
2015–2018 Philadelphia Union
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 Bethlehem Steel 21 (1)
2019– Philadelphia Union 28 (3)
National team
2015 United States U15
2016 United States U17
2019 United States U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 11, 2019

Raised in Medford, New Jersey, Aaronson attended Shawnee High School for a single year before switching to the Philadelphia Union Youth Academy, where he played soccer and completed his high school education.[2]

Club career

Aaronson appeared as an academy player playing for Bethlehem Steel FC during their 2017 season after coming through the Philadelphia Union academy.[3][4]

On September 17, 2018, it was announced that Aaronson would join Philadelphia Union at the beginning of their 2019 season.[5] On March 17, 2019, the homegrown player scored his first professional goal in his MLS debut helping Philadelphia tie against Atlanta United. After a stellar rookie year, Brenden Aaronson finished 2nd for 2019 MLS Rookie of the year, with three goals and two assists in over 1,640 minutes played. Aaronson, was the youngest player out of the five finalists. .[6]

International career

After showing a strong rookie season, the Medford, N.J. native received his first senior call up to the USMNT in October 2019 for Concacaf Nations League matches with Cuba and Canada. He did not earn a cap in either match.[7]


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