Will Bruin

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Will Bruin
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Personal information
Full name William Christopher Bruin
Date of birth (1989-10-24) October 24, 1989 (age 25)
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
2005–2007 SLSG Missouri
2008–2010 Indiana Hoosiers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Houston Dynamo 133 (43)
National team
2013 United States 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 21, 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

William Christopher "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]

International[edit]

Bruin made his debut for the United States men's national soccer team on January 29, 2013 as a substitute against Canada.[7]

Career Statistics[edit]

All-time club performance
Club Season United States MLS MLS Cup US Open Cup CONCACAF Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Houston Dynamo
2011 25 5 3 0 1 0 - - 29 5
2012 32 12 6 4 0 0 1 0 39 16
2013 30 8 4 2 1 0 4 0 39 10
2014 27 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 29 10
2015 18 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 8
Club Total 111 35 13 6 4 0 5 0 133 41
Career Total 111 35 13 6 4 0 5 0 133 41

Stats accurate as of July 13, 2015.

See also[edit]

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[dead link]
  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. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/03/17/12/20/mnt-open-2013-with-tie

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