Welcome to Salzburg, Brenden Aaronson!

American swaps Philadelphia Union for FC Red Bull Salzburg

We have signed a young and talented Major League Soccer player in Brenden Russell Aaronson. The 19-year-old American will join in the winter transfer window from Philadelphia Union and has signed a contract with the Red Bulls until 30 June 2025.

MLS and US national Team experience

Aaronson has currently made 51 appearances in MLS, scoring seven goals and providing five assists. Last February the attacking midfielder made his US national team debut against Costa Rica. The 19-year-old is to continue to play for Philadelphia Union until the end of the MLS season and will join FC Red Bull Salzburg over the 2020/21 winter break.

Highlights Brenden Aaronson

Sporting director Christoph Freund on the new signing:

Brenden Aaronson is regarded as one of the biggest talents in MLS, with an extraordinary dynamism and presence on the pitch for a 19-year-old. Despite his young age he has an incredible ability to make the right decisions on the pitch. Brenden's style of football makes him a perfect fit for us, and we are already looking forward to having him.

Brenden Aaronson says on his move:

I am looking forward to starting the next chapter of my career at FC Red Bull Salzburg. As a young player I focus on growing my ability, and I have seen how Salzburg have developed so many incredible talents. The way they play football really suits my own style, which is attacking with high pressing. It is the perfect next step for me. I am so grateful to have this opportunity and can barely wait to start training.

Get Brenden's FC Red Bull Salzburg shirt!

Brenden Aaronson's jersey with his number 11 will be available from November on redbullshopus.com.