A young forward with tremendous potential … a tall forward with strong feet and a deceptive shot … can run at defenders while creating his own shot, but can also play back-to-goal and get his teammates involved when needed … has a long history with Revs assistant coach Jay Miller as Brettschneider came up in the Atlanta Fire youth system, the club Miller worked with for nine seasons … Twitter account: @BlakeBrett23
2012: Made 17 appearances, including 10 starts. Scored two goals and added one assist. Started and made his Revolution debut in the season opener at San Jose (March 10). Returned to the starting lineup against Portland (March 24). Recorded the first goal of his Revolution career at Real Salt Lake (May 5), a strike that was one of five nominees for MLS’ AT&T Goal of the Week. Scored his second goal of the season in a substitute appearance at Toronto (June 23). Recorded his first assist of the year on Saer Sene’s goal against Seattle (June 30). Assisted Benny Feilhaber’s 103rd-minute goal in a substitute appearance - and converted his penalty in PKs – in the team’s U.S. Open Cup third-round loss to the Harrisburg City Islanders (May 29). Made seven appearances, including five starts, in MLS Reserve League action.
2011: Originally drafted by D.C. United in the second round (21st overall) in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft. Made 15 appearances, including nine starts. Scored one goal and added two assists in MLS competition. Made his MLS debut on April 3, going 90 minutes at Colorado. Picked up his first MLS points, recording two assists, at Portland (May 29). Recorded his first MLS goal on June 11 against San Jose. Also scored three goals in MLS Reserve League action.
COLLEGE: A four-year starter at South Carolina … scored 19 goals and added 17 assists in 75 career appearances … earned All-South Region honors as a senior, in addition to Conference USA Co-MVP and Offensive Player of the Year honors while scoring seven goals and adding a league-high 10 assists while leading the seventh-seeded Gamecocks to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament … was a three-time all-conference performer after earning Conference USA all-rookie honors in 2007.
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Participated in the U.S. Under-20 National Team Pool training camp in the spring of 2008.
PERSONAL: Son of Richard and Marcia Brettschneider … studied public relations at South Carolina … was also a kicker and a punter on his high school football team, and was named special teams player of the week six times … is an avid golfer.