He started the night as the right winger. On the second half he was moved to play as striker. Twenty minutes later, he was repositioned as left winger. And he ended the night as defensive midfield. Even when he hadn't scored, Brendan Aaronson's contribution to Union Philadelphia's triumph over FC Cincinnati can't be denied. Jim Curtin is delighted with his brightful youngster, but he won't have it for long: Aaronson is heading to Red Bull Salzburg
The nineteen-year-old poli-funtional and skillful winger can be compare, with obvious concerns, to the German superstar Kai Havertz. Aaronson is tall and knows how to dribble, but he can play as midfielder without problems, and he will get balls back and assist the forwards with amazing precision. Of course, he can shoot.
Jim Curtin likes to line Aaronson as winger so he can move he ball from the outside to the center, allowing striker Kacper Przybylko to find holes within the opposing defense. But the he is confident on the cerebral abilities of Aaronson whenever he needs to change the offense and realign his midfield.
But Aaronson is already heading to Europe. Red Bull Salzburg is in advance talks with Philadelphia Union to acquire the talented US native footballer, and counts on having him in Austria next year. At least thats what Jesse Marsch, Salzburg's coach, believes, after insisting to his executives for over a year to make an offer for Brendan.