Veteran midfielder Brek Shea is staying with Inter Miami for at least one more season. The two sides agreed to a new deal, with the club announcing the move on Tuesday via social media.
Shea signed with Miami in July, returning from a serious knee injury that threatened to end his playing career. While originally envisioned as a depth piece, the 30-year-old veteran ended up playing an important role for Inter as the club clinched a playoff appearance in its inaugural MLS season.
Shea made 13 appearances in 2020 and finished the campaign as the team’s second-leading scorer with four goals.
He is bound to be a significant part of Inter’s squad in 2021 as well, thanks to his versatility and ability to play multiple positions on defense and in the midfield.
Brek Shea spent most of his playing career in the MLS suiting up for FC Dallas, Orlando City, the Vancouver Whitecaps, and Atlanta United. He also had a brief stint in England where he played for Stoke City, Barnsley, and Birmingham City.
Shea was a member of the United States men’s national team between 2010 and 2015, playing in 34 international matches and scoring four goals. He was a member of the USMNT squad that won the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2013.