Will Bruin

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Will Bruin
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Personal information
Full name William Bruin
Date of birth (1989-10-24) October 24, 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Houston Dynamo
Number 12
Youth career
2005–2008 De Smet Jesuit Spartans
2008–2010 Indiana Hoosiers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Houston Dynamo 100 (31)
National team
2013– United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 8, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 15, 2014

Will Bruin (born October 24, 1989) is an American soccer player currently playing as a forward for Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Youth and College[edit]

Bruin graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School in 2008, and played college soccer for the Indiana University Hoosiers for three seasons, scoring 33 goals in 66 appearances, including a team-leading 18 goals in 20 appearances during the 2010 season.[1] As a junior, he finished in second place behind Akron forward Darlington Nagbe for the 2010 Hermann Trophy. Bruin choose to forgo his final season of collegiate eligibility, instead declaring for the MLS SuperDraft and signing a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer.[2]

Professional[edit]

Bruin was selected by Houston Dynamo with the 11th overall pick of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.[3] He made his professional debut on March 19, 2011, in Houston's first game of the 2011 MLS season, a 1-0 loss to Philadelphia Union.[4] Bruin scored his first professional goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC to seal a 3-1 victory.[5] Bruin netted his first professional hat-trick against D.C. United on April 29, 2011[6] He also scored a volley against the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2011 season.[citation needed]

Career Statistics[edit]

All-time club performance
Club Season United States MLS US Open Cup MLS Cup CONCACAF Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Houston Dynamo
2011 25 5 3 0 3 0 - - 31 5
2012 32 12 1 0 6 4 2 0 41 16
2013 31 8 1 0 1 2 2 0 35 10
2014 15 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 6
Club Total 98 32 5 0 10 6 4 0 117 38
Career Total 98 32 5 0 10 6 4 0 117 38

Stats accurate as of May 8, 2014.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Will Bruin (1989-10-24). "Player Bio: Will Bruin - IUHOOSIERS.COM - Indiana University Athletics". Iuhoosiers.cstv.com. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  2. ^ Simon Borg (2010-12-29). "Five Akron players headline 2011 Generation adidas class". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  3. ^ "2011 MLS SuperDraft Tracker". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  4. ^ Union shock Dynamo, open season with a road win[dead link]
  5. ^ Will Bruin (1989-10-24). "Will Bruin". Houston Dynamo. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  6. ^ "2011-04-29: Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United". MLSsoccer.com. 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 

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