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Former RMU Standout Nico Bret Shines for T2


Former Robert Morris standout Nico Bret has been having a good start to his pro career. (Photo courtesy of Portland Timbers) 

Former Robert Morris (and Fort Pitt Regiment) forward — and Portland Timbers 2016 SuperDraft pick Neco Brett has had a terrific start to his pro career
Bret has been the catalyst to the Timbers’ USL team’s attack — scoring four goals and an assist in 12 games played.    In addition, he’s also found some playing time for the defending Major League Soccer champs, making his MLS debut in a 4-2 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 22,
This week Bret was named to the USL Team of the Week after tallying a goal and an assist in T2’s 2-1 win against Swope Park Rangers on June 4 at Rocky Mountain High School in Meridian, Idaho.
Brett’s USL Team of the Week recognition marks his second of the 2016 campaign (Week 7).
Brett, the Timbers 40th overall selection in this year’s MLS SuperDraft, scored his fourth goal in the last five matches in the 27th minute after driving his free kick strike through the Swope Park wall and into the upper side netting to build a 1-0 lead for Portland.
In the second half, Bret notched his first assist of the season for T2, releasing forward Victor Arboleda from the midfield for the Colombian’s second-career goal for Portland.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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