The cause of his death is unknown.
The club sends its condolences to the family and loved ones of John DeBrito, a 1996 original draftee & member of the #NERevs. He was #14 in this team picture from our inaugural season. https://t.co/hXSj5btWyL pic.twitter.com/eaEvWEagJ2— New England Revolution (@NERevolution) March 26, 2020
DeBrito also briefly played for the then-MetroStars as well as the Kansas City Wizards, Columbus Crew and Dallas Burn. A native of Cape Verde, DeBrito earned six caps with the US men’s national team from 1991-92.
In 2006, DeBrito, who led Southern Connecticut State University to the 1989 Division II national championship, was inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame.