Will Bruin

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Will Bruin
Will Bruin Sounders.jpg
Personal information
Full name William Christopher Bruin
Date of birth (1989-10-24) October 24, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Seattle Sounders FC
Number 17
Youth career
2005–2007 SLSG Missouri
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Indiana Hoosiers 66 (33)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2016 Houston Dynamo 178 (50)
2017– Seattle Sounders FC 17 (7)
National team
2013 United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 19, 2017.

William Christopher "Will" Bruin (born October 24, 1989) is an American soccer player currently playing as a forward for Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Youth and College[edit]

Bruin played in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri. He 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]

After spending 6 years and scoring 50 league goals with the Houston Dynamo, Bruin was traded to the Seattle Sounders in exchange for targeted allocation money on December 23, 2016.[7] Bruin made his Sounders debut on March 4, 2017, coming on as a substitute in a 2–1 loss against his former team, the Houston Dynamo.[8] Bruin scored his first Sounders goal on March 11, 2017, an equalizer in the 94th minute of a 2–2 draw against Montreal.[9]

International[edit]

Bruin made his debut for the United States men's national soccer team on January 29, 2013 as a substitute against Canada.[10]

Career Statistics[edit]

Club Season League Playoffs Domestic Cup Continental Cup Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Houston Dynamo 2011 25 5 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 5 1
2012 32 12 4 6 4 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 42 16 5
2013 30 8 7 4 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 37 10 7
2014 27 10 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 10 1
2015 33 11 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 34 12 4
2016 31 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 4 3
Houston Dynamo total 178 50 20 13 6 1 5 1 0 6 0 0 202 57 21
Seattle Sounders FC 2017 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 4 0
Seattle Sounders FC total 17 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 7 0
Career total 195 57 20 13 6 1 7 1 0 6 0 0 219 64 21

Stats accurate as of June 5, 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ Will Bruin (October 24, 1989). "Player Bio: Will Bruin – IUHOOSIERS.COM – Indiana University Athletics". Iuhoosiers.cstv.com. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Simon Borg (December 29, 2010). "Five Akron players headline 2011 Generation adidas class". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2011 MLS SuperDraft Tracker". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ Union shock Dynamo, open season with a road win Archived March 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Will Bruin (October 24, 1989). "Will Bruin". Houston Dynamo. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2011-04-29: Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United". MLSsoccer.com. April 29, 2011. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ Sam Stejskal (December 23, 2016). "Seattle Sounders acquire Will Bruin from Houston Dynamo". MLSSoccer.com. Retrieved March 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ Sounders FC Communications (March 4, 2017). "Sounders FC falls 2–1 in Houston to open 2017 MLS season". SoundersFC.com. Retrieved March 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ Alicia Rodriguez (March 11, 2017). "Montreal Impact 2, Seattle Sounders 2 2017 MLS Match Recap". MLSSoccer.com. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  10. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/03/17/12/20/mnt-open-2013-with-tie

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