Aaron Maxwell Schoenfeld (Hebrew: אהרון מקסוול שונפלד,born April 17, 1990) is an American Israeli professional soccer player who currently plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Premier League.
Schoenfeld is Jewish, and was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to Robert and Sherry. Schoenfeld’s family are members of Temple Beth El in Knoxville. In an interview, Schoenfeld described his upbringing as being very traditional with his family regularly attending synagogue, keeping kosher and respecting the Sabbath.
For high school, Schoenfeld attended Bearden High School and had an outstanding soccer career there, highlighted by a state championship and a state championship final appearance.
He played on the collegiate level at East Tennessee State University scoring 20 goals and 10 assists in 72 games.
|Full name||Aaron Maxwell Schoenfeld|
|Date of birth||April 17, 1990 (age 27)|
|Place of birth||Knoxville, Tennessee, United States|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Current team||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2008–2011||East Tennessee State Buccaneers||72||(20)|
|2011||GPS Portland Phoenix||15||(2)|
|2012–2015||Columbus Crew SC||51||(5)|
|2014||→ Dayton Dutch Lions (loan)||18||(12)|
|2016–2017||Hapoel Tel Aviv||23||(10)|
|2017–||Maccabi Tel Aviv||18||(0)|
Media reports of Schoenfeld being called up to the Israeli national team for a friendly against Croatia started to surface on 14 February 2016.
Schoenfeld was originally drafted by Montreal Impact in the second round (20th pick overall) of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft.
On March 23, 2012, Columbus Crew announced they had signed Schoenfeld after acquiring his rights from the Impact in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft. He made his professional debut the day after his signing. He came on as a substitute for Emilio Renteria in the 69th minute against Montreal Impact, the team that had recently traded him. The Crew went on to win 2–0.
While on loan with the Dayton Dutch Lions in 2014, Schoenfeld became the club’s record holder for goals scored (12) in a single season. Upon his return to the Columbus Crew, Schoenfeld scored a brace against the New York Red Bulls. He would later cite this as a highlight of his career as after the match, he received complementary feedback from New York striker, Thierry Henry.