Nick Besler (born May 7, 1993) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Real Salt Lake, competing in the Major League Soccer. He is the younger brother of Matt Besler, who plays for Sporting Kansas City.
Besler spent his entire college career at the University of Notre Dame. He made a total of 72 appearances for the Fighting Irish and tallied two goals and five assists. He also helped the Fighting Irish win the 2013 College Cup.
On January 15, 2015, Besler was selected 5th overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by the Portland Timbers.
On March 29, he made his professional debut for USL affiliate club Portland Timbers 2 in a 3–1 victory over Real Monarchs SLC.
Besler signed with United Soccer League side Real Monarchs on January 2, 2017. He scored his first goal for the Real Monarchs on March 28, 2017 in a 2-1 victory against his former club Portland Timbers 2. Besler was the captain for the club.
On August 24, 2017, Besler was signed to the Monarchs' Major League Soccer parent club Real Salt Lake.