“Americans can play football too!” – Aaronson’s provocative message as USMNT star impacts Leeds goals

The USA international midfielder believes there is more to come from his compatriots as they navigate some of the biggest stages

Brenden Aaronson is a Premier League goalscorer at Leeds and, with Christian Pulisic and Giovani Reyna also starring in Europe, the USMNT midfielder is keen to stress that “Americans can play football too”. A talented 21-year-old playmaker completed a £25m ($30m) move to Elland Road from Red Bull Salzburg over the summer and hasn’t looked out of place in the English top flight.

His goal account for the Whites was opened with a hand, or a kick, from Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, but it’s further proof that value can be found in the USA talent pool and that there will be a lot more to come from this part. of the world in the years to come.

Aaronson on flying the flag of America

Aaronson said NBC after helping Leeds to an impressive 3-0 victory over Chelsea, with his eye-catching performance: “It shows people all over the world that Americans can play football too.

“We play for a Premier League team, get goals and assists and the coaching staff too. There are more and more talents, it’s a good start and it will improve.

Marsch’s message gets through to Leeds

Aaronson is working with a few compatriots at Leeds, with fellow international Tyler Adams drafted alongside him this summer while Jesse Marsch fires shots from the dugout.

The Whites look more like themselves this season, with relentless energy flowing back into their game as an unbeaten opener to the 2022-23 campaign is taken.

Aaronson buys into that philosophy, with Marsch’s message coming across very well following a 2021-22 season that saw Leeds secure their survival on the final day: “The message was that we were going to rush them, not hang back. We’re going to pursue them and that sums up that goal.

“I think who wants it more? Doing that last step is something Jesse always talks about. I learned the skill with Salzburg and now the whole team is learning it and it’s paying off.”

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