Date of Birth4.11.1989 (34)
BirthplaceLilburn, GA USA
How Acquired: Signed with the Revolution as a free agent on March 6, 2012
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
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 point, 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 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.