The 40th overall selection in January’s SuperDraft, Brett registered 42 goals and 16 assists in four years at Robert Morris University, including 13 goals and five assists in his senior season. Brett, 23, played with the Jamaican Under-17 and Under-20 teams earlier in his career and will occupy an international slot.
The Timbers selected Hamilton out of Cal Poly with the 61st overall pick in the SuperDraft. A two-time Big West Goalkeeper of the Year winner, the 21-year-old Hamilton recorded eight clean sheets in 21 starts for the Mustangs in 2015. He’s the third goalkeeper on the Timbers roster behind Adam Kwarasey and Jake Gleeson.
Brett and Hamilton join first round pick Ben Polk as the three 2016 SuperDraft selections on Portland’s MLS roster. The Timbers also announced on Tuesday that they have signed defender Trevor Morley, the 81st overall selection in the draft, to their USL club, T2, for the 2016 season.
Tuesday’s moves give Portland 27 players on their MLS roster, one shy of the league limit of 28. The Timbers will open the season on Sunday at Providence Park with an MLS Cup rematch against Columbus Crew SC (4:30 pm ET, ESPN and ESPN Deportes in the US, MLS LIVE in Canada).