Revs in the Spotlight: Blake Brettschneider

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In this week’s edition of Athletes in the Spotlight, Boston Music Spotlight talks with New England Revolution forward Blake Brettschneider. The Georgia native and University of South Carolina product is in his first season with the Revolution, who are currently 6-11-5 (23 pts.) and will take on the Montreal Impact this weekend.

Boston Music Spotlight (BMS): What do you like to listen to before a game?

Blake Brettschneider (BS): Before a game, probably something a little more upbeat. Some Skrillex or some techno or house music, or something like that, just to kind of get the blood flowing. Definitely something to get the heart racing a little bit before the game starts.

BMS: Do you have any musical talents (or do you prefer Rock Band/Guitar Hero)?

BS: Actually, I played the violin for three years in middle school, so I have a little bit of a musical background. A couple people in my family are very musically gifted and I have been trying to pick up the guitar a little bit. That’s a slow process though, so it’s still in the making.

BMS: If you were in a band, what would your band name be?

BS: Ha, I don’t know. Probably “The Forgettables” because nobody would ever remember us. We would probably never have any hits or anything.

BMS: Which of your teammates has the best taste in music?

BS: Just from living with Clyde [Simms], I have picked up on a lot of new types of music and really tried to expand my musical knowledge and database. I like pretty much everything that Clyde has suggested to me. All the stuff in the locker room is alright, but I think Clyde has the best taste in music, for sure.

BMS: What about the worst?

BS: I don’t even know. Mike Roach!

BMS: What was the first concert you attended?

BS: Kings of Leon in Charleston, S.C.

BMS: Any concerts you have enjoyed recently or are excited to be attending soon?

BS: I heard that Zac Brown Band is coming back to Boston and I would love to see them. I’d really like to see Darius Rucker live in concert. The last concert that I went to was Dave Matthews Band about a month and a half ago and I really enjoyed that one. It was really cool to see them live.


Brettschneider and the New England Revolution will host the Montreal Impact at Gillette Stadium on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Early attendees will receive a complimentary limited edition Matt Reis bobblehead. The match will be followed by the stadium’s first-ever boxing event, a three-bout card headlined by Framingham’s “Irish” Danny O’Connor and Eddie Soto of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Tickets for the match start at $22 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster. The Revolution game will also be televised live on Comcast SportsNet.

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