Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birth Date: 10-24-1989
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Will is a forward for the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer (MLS) who began his career in 2011. Described by the Dynamo as a powerful forward and Rookie of the Year candidate, selected with No. 11 pick of 2011 MLS SuperDraft.
2013 January 1 – Dynamo Theory Will Bruin is Dynamo Forward of the Year
2012 July 18 – Bruin learns from rocky 2011 with sophomore scoring tear
2012 July 3 – St Louisan Bruin Shines in MLS
2012 June 27 – Bruin’s Swag contributing to red hot scoring pace
2012 June – How Will Bruin is Changing Dynamo History
2012 June 20 – MLS Rising Star
2011 November 16 – Q & A with Will Bruin
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2011 Season Statistics
Competition GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs 3 0 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season 25 21 5 1693 1 54 23 18 9 1 0
2011 MLS: Netted five goals to tie for lead among all MLS rookies while appearing in club-rookie-record 25 games, including a dominating hat trick against D.C. United … Dynamo Young Player of the Year … Became first Dynamo rookie to start on Opening Day in 1-0 loss vs. PHI on 3/19 … Set up Cam Weaver’s game-tying goal with a header to earn first professional assist in 1-1 tie at NY on 4/2 … Scored first professional goal with left foot after rounding goalkeeper to seal 3-1 win vs. VAN on 4/10 … Became fifth player and first rookie in Dynamo history to score a hat trick in 4-1 win vs. DC on 4/29 … In the process, became second youngest player in MLS history and fourth MLS rookie to ever score three goals in a game … Named MLS Player of the Week for his performance … Taken down in penalty area for penalty kick to set up first goal in 2-2 tie vs. NY on 5/21 … Left match with knee injury in 3-1 win vs. SEA on 7/30 … Returned to first-team action in friendly vs. Monterrey on 9/4 and started MLS match at CLB on 9/14 … Scored late game-winning goal as substitute in 2-1 win vs. SJ on 9/17 … Playoffs: Made postseason debut by playing 14 minutes as a substitute in 2-1 win at PHI on 10/30 … Also appeared as a substitute in second leg on 11/3 and Eastern Conference final on 11/6 to help Dynamo reach MLS Cup final … Open Cup: Came on as a substitute to play 37 minutes and create some of Houston’s best chances in 1-0 overtime loss vs. KC on 4/6 as Dynamo were eliminated in qualifying round … Reserves: Played in five reserve games and ranked second on team with two goals, adding an assist … Made first reserve appearance of season as substitute on 6/7 and helped Houston pull out 1-0 win vs. COL … Also appeared while recovering from knee injury in 3-0 loss at COL on 9/1 … Played 90 minutes in 2-0 loss at FCD on 9/25 … Scored twice in first half to key 3-0 win vs. first-place CHI on 10/1 … Set up second goal in 2-0 win at KC on 10/18.
COLLEGE: Played three seasons at Indiana University … 2010: College Soccer News first team all-American … M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist … Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year … First team all-Big Ten … Started 20 games and scored 18 goals with five assists … 2009: First team all-Big Ten … Second team NSCAA All-Great Lakes region … Started 22 games and scored nine goals with four assists … 2008: Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Big Ten all-Freshman team … Started 24 games and scored six goals in his freshman season.
YOUTH: Scott Gallagher Soccer Club
PERSONAL: Born in St. Louis, MO … Parents are Bill and Eva Bruin … Has two brothers, Pat (25) and Daniel (16) … Fitness specialist major … Admires NBA star LeBron James … Lists Kenny Chesney among his favorite artists … Favorite movie is Wedding Crashers … Enjoys playing golf and video games in his spare time.