Brian Wright

Brian Wright
Brian Wright
Brian Wright
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Real Name: Brian Wright
HT: 6' 1" WT: 200
Pronunciation: RITE
Age: 24 (03/24/1995)
Birthplace: Ajax, Ontario
Hometown: Ajax, Ontario

Updated September 4, 2019

AT A GLANCE:

  • Became UVM's highest draft pick across all major professional sports as the 20th-overall selection in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
  • Has scored one goal in 14 MLS appearances and added three goals in 21 USL appearances while on loan through first three professional seasons.
  • Played four years at Vermont and finished second in school history with 39 career goals.
  • A semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy as a senior after notching 14 goals and 12 assists.
  • Made the America East All-Conference First Team in final three seasons and named the conference's Rookie of the Year as a freshman.

MLS CAREER: Currently in third MLS season, all with New England…Selected by the Revolution in the first round (20th overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft…Signed a contract with Major League Soccer ahead of the SuperDraft on Jan. 4, 2017…Career MLS totals include 14 appearances, two starts, and one goal in 313 minutes played…Also played in four U.S. Open Cup matches…In 2019, has made two substitute appearances…Has made 18 appearances on season-long loan to Birmingham Legion FC…Set career highs in 2018 with 10 appearances and two starts, scoring one goal…Played two matches as a rookie in 2017.

2019: Has made two MLS appearances as a substitute...Spent majority of season to date on loan with Birmingham Legion of the USL Championship…Has registered three goals and four assists through 18 appearances for Birmingham…Named to USL Championship's Team of the Week twice…(4/24) vs. MTL: Came off bench for eight minutes in 3-0 home loss vs. Montreal Impact…(4/27) at SKC: Came off bench for two minutes in 4-4 away draw at Sporting Kansas City.

2018: Made 10 appearances, including two starts, and totaled 258 minutes of MLS action...Opened MLS account with first career goal on Sept. 5…Started and played 90 minutes at center forward in U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round match at Louisville on June 5…(5/19) vs CLB: Made season debut and played three minutes in substitute appearance…Recorded two shots including one on goal…(9/5) at NYC: Started, played 71 minutes and scored his first career MLS goal, the game winner in a 1-0 win at Yankee Stadium…Tied season high with two shots…(9/15) at LAFC: Made second consecutive start and played 51 minutes in 1-1 road draw at LAFC…(10/28) vs. MTL: Came off bench for 45 minutes in 1-0 win.

2017: Played in two matches and totaled four selections in the 18-man match day roster…Also played in three U.S. Open Cup matches and three games on loan with the USL's Tulsa Roughnecks FC…Made Revolution debut in Open Cup match against Rochester on June 14…Scored first professional goal, the game winner, in Round of 16 win vs. D.C. United on June 28…Made substitute appearance in Quarterfinal match…(7/2) at PHI: Made MLS debut and played 37 minutes in substitute appearance…(8/26) at DC: Saw eight minutes of action in second MLS appearance.

CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Sent on loan to Birmingham Legion on March 14, 2019, making six appearances, five starts, and scoring one goal with one assist in 481 minutes played…Played in three games, starting two, on loan with USL's Tulsa Roughnecks FC in 2017…Played 186 minutes in USL action…Made professional debut with Tulsa on April 1, 2017, playing 30 minutes as a substitute in the 1-0 win against Rio Grande Valley.

COLLEGE CAREER (VERMONT): Graduated as the second all-time leading scorer at the University of Vermont…Totaled 80 appearances, with 66 starts, and recorded 39 goals with 25 assists…Ranks third in school history in games played…Registered 12 game-winning goals…Earned three consecutive America East All-Conference First Team selections…A two-time All-East Region First-Team honoree by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America…Named a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist as a senior after tallying 14 goals and 12 assists…Led the conference with 40 points, the most by a Vermont player in a single season...Helped Vermont win the third NCAA Tournament home contest in program history with a hat trick against Rider…Led America East conference in scoring as a junior with 10 goals and seven assists…Recognized as America East Tournament's Most Outstanding Player and earned first-team all-conference honors…As a sophomore, led the conference in goals (nine), goals per game (0.47), and points per game (1.11) in 2014…Ranked second in America East with 21 points and named to all-conference First Team…Became fourth Vermont player to be named America East Rookie of the Year after pacing the team in scoring with 15 points…Made the conference's Academic Honor Roll and the all-conference second team.

PERSONAL: Born in Ajax, Ontario, Canada…Attended Pickering High School in Ajax, Ontario, Canada…Named team captain and team MVP of the junior boys’ soccer team in 2010…Served as team captain of senior boys’ soccer team in 2012…Led senior team to the Lake Ontario Secondary School Association Championship in senior season.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2019New England Revolution200100000000
2018New England Revolution10212580936100
2017New England Revolution200450001000
Career Totals-14213130937100
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