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By United Staff , 12/31/21, 10:00AM MST


Jamaican striker has 68 pro goals, including career-high 18 in 2021.

Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico United is thrilled to announce the signing of goal-scoring striker Neco Brett ahead of the 2022 USL Championship season. Despite being just 29 years old, Brett has scored the seventh-most goals in USL Championship regular season history (62), with an additional four postseason tallies, and two more in the US Open Cup to his name. He was fifth in scoring in the USL Championship last season, finishing with 18 goals on the year, making the 2021 USL Championship All-League Team, and leading Birmingham Legion FC to the postseason.

“Neco is a proven goal scorer in the league, with the added ability to bring others into the game with clever decisions around the goal,” said New Mexico United Head Coach/Technical Director Zach Prince. “This ability makes our attack unpredictable and difficult for the opponent to defend.”

Brett was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and began his playing career with Harbor View and Portmore United in the Jamaican Premier League before attending and playing college soccer at Robert Morris University. He was drafted in the second round (40th overall) of the 2016 MLS Superdraft by the Portland Timbers. Brett played two seasons with Timbers 2 before signing on with Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC in 2018. After two successful seasons under Bob Lilley, Brett made the move to Birmingham, where he has continued to improve his goal-scoring prowess. His 18 goals in 2021 were a career high.

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