Will Bruin

Seattle Sounders

Sounders at Minnesota United, recap: Early goals lead to easy win

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Seattle dominate Loons as unbeaten streak extends to seven games.

The goals are suddenly flowing and the Seattle Sounders are suddenly cruising. Clint Dempsey scored a pair, Jordan Morris ended a 10-game goal-less drought and Will Bruin added his eighth of the season as the Sounders beat Minnesota United 4-0 on Saturday to extend their unbeaten streak to seven games.

Sounders at LA Galaxy, recap: Road point bolsters playoff position

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Seattle now unbeaten in last six matches

A slogging chess match for most of the game, the Seattle Sounders were given the opportunity to play 11 v. 10 for the final few minutes when Jelle Van Damme cleared through Nicolas Lodeiro. It was Van Damme's second yellow of the night. Seattle could not take advantage of the weakened LA Galaxy, though, and settled for a 0-0 draw.

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes, Open Cup: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"The one stat that sticks out is we won 57.6% of our duels, so the guys battled and they worked hard and that's all I could ask for." -Brian Schmetzer

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 2

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Venue: Avaya Stadium

Referee: Nima Saghafi

Assistants: Chris Elliott, Eric Ehrhardt

Fourth Official: Joseph Dickerson

Attendance: 13,442

Weather: Clear and 60 degrees

SCORING SUMMARY

SJ - Shea Salinas 6'

SEA - Aaron Kovar 48'

SJ - Danny Hoesen (Jackson Yueill) 84'

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

SEA - FranciscoNarbón (ejection) 35'

SEA - Will Bruin (caution) 82'

SJ - Anibal Godoy (caution) 90'+2'

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC - Tyler Miller; Nouhou, Tony Alfaro, Samuel Rogers, Henry Wingo (Will Bruin HT); Joevin Jones, Ray Saari (Oniel Fisher 87'), Francisco Narbón, Aaron Kovar; Irvin Parra (David Olsen 90'), Harry Shipp

Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Brian Nana-Sinkam, Rodrigue Ele, Zach Mathers

Total shots: 4 (Shipp, 2)

Shots on goal: 2 (Kovar/Bruin, 1)

Fouls: 8 (Bruin, 2)

Offside: 1 (Parra, 1)

Corner-kicks: 2 (Kovar, 2)

Saves: 5 (Miller, 5)

San Jose Earthquakes - Andrew Tarbell; Nick Lima, Andrés Imperiale, Kofi Sarkodie; Shea Salinas (Cordell Cato 90'+2'), Jackson Yueill, Aníbal Godoy, Jahmir Hyka (Danny Hoesen 77'), Kip Colvey; Tommy Thompson (Victor Bernárdez 90'), Chris Wondolowski

Substitutes not used: David Bingham, Matt Bersano, Shaun Francis, Thomas Janjigian

Total shots: 20 (Salinas/Thompson, 4)

Shots on goal: 7 (Salinas, 2)

Fouls: 13 (Imperiale/Godoy, 3)

Offside: 1 (Colvey, 1)

Corner-kicks: 9 (Hyka, 5)

Saves: 1 (Tarbell, 1)

POST-MATCH QUOTES

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC HEAD COACH BRIAN SCHMETZER

Overall thoughts on the game:

"Well, it's unfortunate that the guys worked extremely hard, going down a man—again—and being able to manufacture a goal and then giving up a second goal.

Will Bruin opens the scoring against Orlando

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A great pass by Lodeiro and an even better finish by Bruin

Wednesday's match between the Seattle Sounders and Orlando City was pretty even in the opening 20 minutes, but it was the home side that struck first at CenturyLink Field. Nicolas Lodeiro put in a killer ball from left midfield, and Will Bruin took advantage of a defensive slip by Jonathan Spector to grab the ball and fire it past Joe Bendik to make it 1-0 to Seattle in the 18th minute.

Sounders at Columbus Crew, recap: This is a bad road team

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Crew win 3-nil after goals by Higuain, Meram and Ola Kamara

In their past three road games, the Seattle Sounders lost all three with a -9 goal differential. Wednesday's loss was partially due to call-ups, injuries and a lineup gamble that failed. Columbus Crew SC exploited the spaces where Jordy Delem and Oniel Fisher played in scoring their first two goals, and then coasted to a 3-nil win.

Nos Audietis, Episode 251: Featuring Will Bruin

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We're dancing with the bear.

Just writing these words feels totally wrong: The Seattle Sounders are off to their worst-ever start. Yes, that means worse than 2010, 2011 and even 2016. It's not that the Sounders have played bad, per se, but the results simply haven't been there.

We tried to make sense of this start, discussed the recent news surrounding S2 and interviewed Will Bruin (who apparently lives in Ballard!

Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC: Community player ratings form

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Who gets the blame for this disappointing home loss?

This whole thing is more fun when you get to give credit for all the great plays in a match that lead to a satisfying home win for the Seattle Sounders. Instead, we're stuck spreading the blame around in number form after a defeat to Toronto FC that was thoroughly frustrating.

Sounders at LA Galaxy, recap: Upcycled Seattle dominates

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The 3-0 win means that Seattle and LA are now tied with most victories from 2009 to the present.

Starting a backline of deep reserves, the Seattle Sounders earned their second shutout by that same reserve backline. The only thing that looked better than the shutout was a dynamic offense that punished the LA Galaxy in all parts of the field.

En Houston y Montreal los Sounders se complican el inicio de temporada

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Cuando se esta a punto de sumar dos derrotas en los primeros dos partidos de la temporada, bajar los brazos y esperar el silbato final pudo ser un escenario demasiado conformista para el mundo Sounders. En Houston la semana pasada y anoche en Montreal, los Sounders FC fueron capaces de corregir las desventajas de dos .

En Houston y Montreal los Sounders se complican el inicio de temporada

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Cuando se esta a punto de sumar dos derrotas en los primeros dos partidos de la temporada, bajar los brazos y esperar el silbato final pudo ser un escenario demasiado conformista para el mundo Sounders. En Houston la semana pasada y anoche en Montreal, los Sounders FC fueron capaces de corregir las desventajas de dos .

Seattle Sounders at Montreal Impact, recap: Something out of nothing

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Sounders create a miracle at the Big O and draw 2-2 in the 94th minute.

Will Bruin turned a nearly certain road loss into an incredible road draw. His goal in the 94th minute earned the Seattle Sounders their first point of 2016, securing a 2-2 draw. Seattle has yet to lead on the young year, has given up two goals before scoring in both games, and yet magic clearly exists.

Jordan Morris

Will Bruin, a wild card, allows Sounders to play multiple hands

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He loves his nicknames - Summer Soldier and Jax

TUKWILA, Wash. — Playing with a brace on his left arm is teaching Will Bruin some lessons about life, and how to use his body differently. The forward is left-handed, so things like brushing his teeth and hold-up play are impacted. Seattle Sounders FC will need to deal with a key player being limited for about two more weeks.

We finally get to see Brian Schmetzer use squad rotation

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With three games in eight days the Sounders will need to use their healthy, but not fully-fit players in a rotation.

During last year's miracle run to win MLS Cup, Brian Schmetzer's changes to the starting XI were nearly always due to player health. He rode the squad hard, and it paid off. Most changes this year are also due to player health.

Houston Dynamo

Sounders vs. Dynamo, recap: Will Bruin returns to score winner

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Cristian Roldan gets the assist as Sounders run home shutout streak to 337 minutes.

SEATTLE — As their struggles on the road only continue to get worse, the importance of every Seattle Sounders home game only seems to grow. After a disheartening loss in midweek to the Crew, the Sounders found themselves in another virtual must-win against the Houston Dynamo.

Will Bruin’s goal was just a little “sweeter” because it was against Houston

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When asked how he felt about scoring against his former club, he first pointed to the big smile on his face

Will Bruin was the goalscoring hero for the Sounders with his 69th minute header on Sunday evening against his only former professional club, the Houston Dynamo. Bruin, who spent the last six seasons in Houston, said that scoring against his former club only made his winning header that much "sweeter.

Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders Final Score: Dynamo lose to Sounders 1-0 on Will Bruin goal

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Former Dynamo forward Will Bruin got the winner as Seattle picked up a 1-0 win over Houston.

Another road game, another road loss. The Dynamo fell on the road for the sixth time in seven tries as they dropped more points in Seattle late Sunday night, losing 1-0 to the Sounders on a 69th-minute Will Bruin header.

Once at each other's throats, Osvaldo Alonso and Will Bruin now sharing embraces

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Badger makes peace with bear.

Osvaldo Alonso has one red card over the last three seasons. It came in a match against the Houston Dynamo in which Alonso got himself ejected after literally going after Will Bruin's throat following a questionable tackle.

The two players are, of course, now teammates and it was interesting to see one of the first players to embrace Bruin after his equalizing goal on Saturday was none other than Alonso.

Previewing Dynamo vs. Sounders with Sounder at Heart

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We spoke with Dave Clark at Sounder at Heart to talk Will Bruin, Nicolas Lodeiro, and what to expect from the Seattle Sounders this season.

It's game day (finally) and MLS is back in action! The Houston Dynamo are hoping to prove last season was a fluke as they look to avoid a fourth consecutive season where the club misses the playoffs.

Dynamo make a tough-yet-correct decision in selling Will Bruin

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Why selling Will Bruin was the right move for the player and the club.

Longtime Houston Dynamo star Will Bruin — a player who has made over 170 appearances in orange and has scored exactly 50 goals — was traded to reigning MLS Cup champions Seattle on Friday in exchange for General and Targeted Allocation Money.

Wade Barrett should have been given the Dynamo’s managerial position

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Will Bruin is right: Wade Barrett deserved the job.

The Houston Dynamo should have kept Wade Barrett as their head coach. That seems to be the sentiment of many fans, and that feeling was expressed on Twitter by both current and former players. I agree with Will Bruin, Sheanon Williams, Stuart Holden, and Geoff Cameron: Barrett did what he could in an unfortunate situation and deserves to be rewarded for it.

Alonso sees red against Houston

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Osvaldo Alonso, captain for the night in place of Brad Evans, was sent off against the Houston Dynamo in the 64th minute after a scuffle with Will Bruin. Replays showed that both players were taking swipes at each other, but the referee judged Alonso's actions as worthy of a red card and sending off.

Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire Final Score: Dynamo fall against the Chicago Fire

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The Dynamo lose 1-0 on the road to the Chicago Fire.

Houston traveled to Chicago looking to get an important road win over the only team in the league with less points in the standings. When all was said and done it didn't work out that way for the Dynamo as they fell 1-0 to the Fire.

Things got off to a rough start for the Dynamo.

Red Bulls capture first win of season after Felipe brace

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HARRISON, NJ While injuries plagued the New York Red Bulls over the first hour of Saturday night's match, Felipe's stunning second-half performance guided the home side to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Dynamo.

Following a curling effort that beat goalkeeper Joe Willis with 12 minutes to play, the Red Bulls midfielder erupted the 15,000-plus in attendance at Red Bull Arena with a brilliant free kick in the 83rd minute.

Know Thy Enemy: Three Questions with Derek Stowers of Dyanmo Theory

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With the MLS regular season kicking off later today, we chat with Derek Stowers of SBN's Houston Dyanmo blog, Dynamo Theory. Check out their article with our answers here.

TBM: The Houston attack has a lot of familiar names in it: Cristian Maidana, Erick Torres, Will Bruin, Giles Barnes.

SBI Spotlight: Will Bruin hungry for more after re-signing alongside Giles Barnes

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Photo by Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports

Entering the prime of his career, Will Bruin had the opportunity to move away from the club he has called home for five years. However, the 26-year-old forward felt there was more to be done with the Houston Dynamo.

Bruin made the decision to re-sign with the Western Conference club in December alongside friend Giles Barnes.

Portland Timbers unravel in conditions as Houston Dynamo post convincing 3 to 1 win

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The Portland Timbers had been hoping to build some momentum for their 2015 season during their recent three game road trip, and it started out well with a win in Montreal. The trend didn't continue, however, as the offense and defense had issues at points and Houston's dynamic duo of Will Bruin and Giles Barnes did the rest in a 3 to 1 win for the Dynamo.

Opposition 11: What will D.C. United see from the Houston Dynamo at kickoff tomorrow?

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United should expect a Houston side focused on keeping the game tight, while there are questions over who will start on the right wing.

There used to be an air of inevitability around the Houston Dynamo. No, they were not going to win the Supporters Shield. No, they would not always play pretty soccer.

Osvaldo Alonso

Alonso completes Seattle comeback with late equalizer

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With just minutes to go, captain Ozzie made it 3-3

Just minutes after Will Bruin made it 3-2, the Sounders charged down the pitch and continued their relentless attack. Nicolas Lodeiro curled the ball in from the right flank and Osvaldo Alonso headed it down and past Cody Cropper to make it 3-3 in the 88th minute.

The two sides of Osvaldo Alonso

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We love him for the player he is, but he also drives us crazy.

It is no secret that Osvaldo Alonso plays on the edge. He had done a better job of controlling himself recently, but he's never been one to back from a challenge. That's what we love him. That's what has prompted us to give him nicknames like "El Corazon" or "Honey Badger.

Jim Curtin

Curtin’s vision and more Union news, league moves, more

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Curtin wants the Union to be known for producing USMNT players, says team is looking for a striker and center back. More news.

Postgame video and quotes: Union 2-0 Dynamo

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Post game video wrap with Mike and Eli. Vidoe and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame presser. Interviews with Richie Marquez and Michael Lahoud. More.

Postgame quotes: Dynamo 2-0 Union

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Postgame quotes from Jim Curtin, Andre Blake, and Pedro Ribeiro.

Ready for Houston, Curtin says Ribeiro could start, USMNT friendly announced, more

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Roundup of news from Houston ahead of the nationally televised game against the Dynamo. Curtin says Pedro Ribeiro could start. First post-WC US home friendly announced. More news.

The Rest

Will Bruin opens scoring for Sounders at Minnesota

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Sounders forward started the attack and finished it perfectly in the 10th minute

The Seattle Sounders' first ever match against Minnesota United at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis has been wide open, but the away side struck first in the 10th minute through Will Bruin. The Sounders forward kicked off the attacking sequence with a pass to Clint Dempsey, who held off the defense to put Bruin in on goal.

Around The Forest: Chicago Fire’s Nemanja Nikolic named MLS player of the week

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News on USMNT John Brooks, Will Bruin, Cristiano Ronaldo and more!

Portland:

Join Portland Timbers and Thorns reporter Jamie Goldberg for a live chat Tuesday at 1 p.m. | OregonLive.com
Join Portland Timbers and Thorns reporter Jamie Goldberg for a live chat here Tuesday at 1 p.m.

MLS:

Fire's Nemanja Nikolic named MLS Player of the Month | CSN Chicago
With six goals and an assist in May, Fire forward Nemanja Nikolic was named the MLS Player of the Month.

Will Bruin opens the scoring against Houston

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In his first game back from injury, Bruin finally found the net

It took until the 69th minute, but the Sounders finally notched the first goal of the match against the Dynamo when Cristian Roldan put in an inch-perfect cross that Will Bruin headed into the back of the net from close range.

Will Bruin scores the first goal of the match from an excellent Cristian Roldan cross pic.

Will Bruin helps spark offense in first start of season

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Bringing Will Bruin in at lone forward seemed to unlock the Sounders' attacking potential.

Leading up to the Seattle Sounders' away match at LA Galaxy last weekend, questions about their attack were getting louder and more persistent after scoring two goals in three games. The Vancouver game was particular cause for distress as despite racking up a ton of shots, including a handful on goal, the Sounders only scored one goal—through substitute Will Bruin.

2015 Dynamo Theory Creamsicles: Will Bruin is Forward of the Year!

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Will Bruin won big with 75% of the votes for Forward of the Year.

The wait is over! The ballots have been submitted, counted, recounted, and are now here for your viewing pleasure. Dynamo Theory will announce the 2015 Creamsicles award winners one by one over the next 5 days.

You can check out the entire list of winners here.