USMNT’s Aaronson scores in FC Salzburg debut

United States international midfielder Brenden Aaronson scored in his debut match with FC Salzburg on Saturday.

The former Philadelphia Union star struck in the 52nd minute of a 6-0 friendly win over second-division side Vorwaerts Steyr, firing home from the middle of the box after collecting a pass on the left.

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Aaronson, 20, left the Union in October for the highest fee for a U.S.-based homegrown player in MLS history, with Salzburg paying an initial installment of $6 million with an additional $3m paid to the Union if certain incentives are met.

He has been capped twice by the U.S. since making his debut on Feb. 1, 2020 against Costa Rica. He scored a goal and provided an assist in a 6-0 friendly win over El Salvador in December.

Aaronson made his professional debut against Atlanta United in March of 2019, scoring a goal in a 1-1 draw.

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