SALZBURG, Austria -- Brenden and Paxten Aaronson are on FaceTime, debating who is better at pingpong. Janell and Rusty, their parents, are listening in, smiling at the familiarity of it all. After all, 6,000 miles does nothing to dilute the fraternal rivalry between two of America's most gifted young footballers.
Brenden, 21, is home for the day after finishing his double training session at FC Salzburg. Paxten, 18, is just starting his routine at the Philadelphia Union. Rusty, Janell and daughter Jaden, 15, are sitting in Brenden's flat in Anif, a picturesque village on the outskirts of Salzburg, Austria.