Brenden Aaronson Provides Filthy Hat-Trick Of Assists In Leeds United Friendly

The 21-year-old American is fitting in nicely.

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. 

The second allowed Rodrigo to tap in at the doorstep. 

The third was an out-swinging free kick that defender Robin Koch headed home.  

This is a friendly reminder that Aaronson costs just 5.5 in Fantasy Premier League.