Rangers loanee Rhys Breen impressed again for Orange County SC overnight in a 3-1 USL Championship victory over Sacramento Republic FC.
In mid-May, Breen and Jack Thomson became the latest Gers prospects to head stateside for a change of lifestyle and taste of non-SPFL senior football.
Breen made a superb start, putting in a commanding display at centre-back in a 1-0 home win over Sacramento, with OCSC labelling him a ‘beast’ on Twitter after the game.
He played the full 90 minutes last week in an action-packed 4-3 defeat to LA Galaxy II but helped his adopted side get back to winning ways overnight with a second victory over Sacramento.
The 21-year-old started at centre-back alongside former Rangers player Rob Kiernan, and the duo helped to keep the hosts at bay.
Sacramento did find the net for the first time in the two 2021 fixtures between the teams in the 60th minute, but they were already 2-0 behind at the time and OCSC held firm thereafter before an 87th-minute Brian Iloski strike made the points safe.
Breen played 76 minutes before being subbed off shortly after picking up a yellow card.
Kiernan, meanwhile, played the full 90 and was one of four players shortlisted by the club as a contender for the Man of the Match award.
The fans will decide. Who was tonight’s #SACvOC Man of the Match?
— Orange County SC (@orangecountysc) June 6, 2021
The 30-year-old was heavily criticised during his time at Ibrox but has impressed so far in the US following a three-year stint with Southend United.
Thomson was an unused substitute for the game, which represents progress for the young midfielder, who hadn’t made the squad for the previous two fixtures.