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Watch: Paxten Aaronson opens his scoring account against New England

Aaronson scored his first MLS goal in the 31st minute




Paxten Aaronson rewarded Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin for giving him his first MLS start with his first MLS goal on Sunday against the first place New England Revolution.

The Union were trailing 1-0 after conceding an early goal to Matt Polster when the 17-year-old Aaronson collected a pass from Jakob Glesnes, turned and shook off veteran defender Andrew Farrell to deliver a rocket goalkeeper Matt Turner could do nothing to stop.

Take a bow, young man!

Aaronson, the younger brother of Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Brenden Aaronson, became the third youngest goal-scorer in club history behind Quinn Sullivan (17 years, 3 months) and Jack McInerney (17 years, 8 months, 27 days).

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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