Forward Aaron Schoenfeld joins the Verde via free agency.
His five seasons as a two-time champ in the Israeli Premier League is bookended by five years in MLS, most recently with Minnesota in 2020.
Schoenfeld began is professional career with Columbus Crew (from 2012-15).
A common theme among free agent pick-ups by Austin FC has been their past connection to members of the coaching staff. Aaron is no different, having spent time with the Crew when Coach Wolff was an assistant for Berhalter.
Over his career at Columbus, the 30-year old forward racked up 5 goals in 52 matches.
Reyna made note of his domestic and international resume.
“Aaron is a well-rounded player who has earned valuable MLS and international experience throughout his career. ”Claudio Reyna, Feb. 4, 2021
What does Austin FC get in Aaron Schoenfeld
Coach Wolff appears to have shifted his roster-building focus from the back line to the front line, recently signing forward Manneh and now Schoenfeld. Familiarity seems to be key for Wolff. Both players did time at Columbus with the Verde coach.
Aaron can be a reliable backup that comes straight in understanding Wolff’s style of play.
Real Name: Aaron Schoenfeld
Birthplace: Knoxville, TN
Nationality: United States
Aaron Schoenfeld Career Stats
|Minnesota United FC||2020||15||1|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv FC||2016-20||47||4|
|Hapoel Tel Aviv FC||2015-17||23||10|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv FC||2015-16||2||0|
|Columbus Crew SC||2012-15||52||5|
|Dayton Dutch Lions||2014||18||12|