Leeds United completed its final preseason fixture ahead of opening the Premier League campaign against Wolves on Aug. 6, and Jesse Marsch's men delighted a crowd of nearly 30,000 at Elland Road with a 6-2 beatdown of Serie B side Cagliari.
Marsch selected both of his American players in the starting XI with Tyler Adams playing in the midfield pivot role alongside Marc Roca. Brenden Aaronson was in a front three with Rodrigo and Patrick Bamford.
The 21-year-old Aaronson was one of the standout performers — he was named Man of the Match and given a rating of '8' by LeedsLive — with a hat trick of assists.
The first for Bamford was an outside-of-the-boot piece of nastiness that split two Cagliari defenders and met the striker in stride.
Du du du du Patrick Bamford! pic.twitter.com/exwZQhwPB7
The second allowed Rodrigo to tap in at the doorstep.
Aaronson Rodrigo pic.twitter.com/AnKiVetJ06
The third was an out-swinging free kick that defender Robin Koch headed home.
KOCH! SIX! pic.twitter.com/Fbs6NoDOuu
This is a friendly reminder that Aaronson costs just 5.5 in Fantasy Premier League.