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The Long and Uphill Rise of Nick Besler

Nick Besler has spent the majority of his seven-year career under the radar, but as a holding midfielder, he’s at his best and doing his job when no one notices him.

The length of a seven-year career in professional soccer by itself is an impressive feat, but it is not draw-dropping goals or unbelievable dribbling that has told the story of his extensive career. Rather, it is the nature of a hard-working man, comfortable and confident in the mantle he currently possesses.

After a four-year career with the Fighting Irish at the University of Notre Dame where he lifted the 2013 NCAA College Cup, the midfielder was selected fifth overall by the Portland Timbers in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.