Brenden Aaronson Scores 17 Seconds Into Leeds Debut (Kind Of)

Leeds United continued its preseason tour this week with a trip down under to face the Brisbane Roar. Former Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Brenden Aaronson was named as a starter and almost kicked off his debut in spectacular fashion. 

Just 17 seconds after kickoff, Dan James broke through the defense and squared a ball across the box for Aaronson to tap home from close range. The only problem was that he happened to be in an offside position. Possibly a case of overexcitement, maybe just a slight misjudgment; it seems the wait for a first goal will have to go on, but the future looks bright for the young American.

The rest of his debut was fairly uneventful, with Dan James stealing most of the headlines as he bagged a goal and an assist. Tyler Adams also made his debut as a second-half substitute, contributing defensively, but ultimately not having much impact. 

Jesse Marsch’s squad's next preseason fixture will be against Aston Villa on Sunday at 12:35 a.m. ET.

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