Former Philadelphia Union teammates Brenden Aaronson, Mark McKenzie make European league debuts

It was a historic day for a pair of former Philadelphia Union teammates who each made their European league debuts Sunday, though it was combined outcomes for Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie.

Aaronson, who had a goal and assist throughout a 6-0 friendly win against second-division side SK Vorwarts Steyr last weekend, got here off the substitute’s bench for Pink Bull Salzburg in a cushty 2-0 win for Pink Bull Salzburg over SC Rheindorf Altach within the Austrian Bundesliga, whereas McKenzie was within the beginning XI for Racing Genk in a 3-2 loss to leaders Club Brugge within the Belgian First Division.

Jesse Marsch introduced Aaronson on within the 62nd minute with Pink Bull Salzburg nearly instantly doubling their lead via Patson Daka.

Aaronson featured on the left wing and was energetic in his practically 30-minute shift, taking a defender on and successful a nook within the seventy fifth minute and then drawing a second yellow card to Stefan Haudum, which diminished Altach to 10 males for the final 10 minutes.

McKenzie was in Genk’s beginning XI and performed the full 90 minutes within the top of the table conflict with Club Brugge.

Genk rallied from an early deficit to take a 2-1 lead on goals 10 minutes aside later within the first half, however conceded twice within the final 25 minutes to endure a 3-2 defeat.

McKenzie accomplished 81 percent of his passes, made eight clearances, received one deal with and one duel and made one restoration.


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