Anthony Fontana, Brenden Aaronson, Quinn Sullivan and now Paxten Aaronson. That's the exclusive club that Paxten joined on Sunday evening as he became the fourth Philadelphia Union homegrown to score in his first MLS start.
Scoring your first goal in Major League Soccer is a moment that players dream of when they put ink to paper. It's even more special when your years of training within the Philadelphia Union Academy see you on the pitch. But what's become quite common of the past few seasons has been that Union homegrowns are not only getting on the pitch, they're making their mark in their first MLS starts.
With the goal, the 17-year-old Aaronson became the third-youngest goalscorer in club history behind Sullivan and Jack McInerney. His golazo is also up for the MLS Goal of the Week which fans can vote exclusively on via Twitter.