The MLS is Back tournament has reached the quarterfinals stage and one name on everyone’s mind has has been Brenden Aaronson. The American playmaker has impressed with his play, enough to reportedly draw serious transfer interest from around Europe.
In Thursday night’s match between the Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City, the 19-year-old showed exactly why he’s rated highly by scouts and talent evaluators. His assist on the Union’s third goal of the first half was one of the highest order. Taking a pass from Alejandro Bedoya, his first touch split two defenders expertly, allowing him to play a beautiful throughball towards the runner at the far post for the finish. Take a look:
Are you kidding us with that ABSOLUTE DIME from Brenden Aaronson?— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 31, 2020
Sergio Santos gives @PhilaUnion a 3-0 lead! #PHIvSKC pic.twitter.com/HoJWv3W2Jn
This second camera angle in slow motion is even better:
This angle > pic.twitter.com/Wgk3trcfbu— Sanjiv (@USMNTvideos) July 31, 2020
Aaronson has already made his USMNT debut this year in the 1-0 win over Costa Rica in the annual January camp. He reportedly has interest from clubs such as Borussia Monchengladbach, Eintract Frankfurt, Celtic, Hoffenheim and Freiburg. The kid’s stock seems to be soaring and moments like this are why.
Have you taken notice of Aaronson’s play? Where would you like to see him end up if he makes the jump to Europe? Comment below.