Will Bruin

Seattle Sounders

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.

Houston Dynamo

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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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.

Late defensive disaster hands Will Bruin and the Houston Dynamo a goal, dooming D.C. United to a 1-0 defeat - Recap + Highlights

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In many ways, this was the quintessential United visit to Houston: The Dynamo were in charge for long stretches thanks to some sloppy DC giveaways and Houston's ability to win more 50/50 balls. However, the game appeared to be petering out to a draw until some extraordinarily bad defending in stoppage time gave Will Bruin the easiest goal he'll ever score.

Defensive blunder in stoppage time gifts Houston 1-0 win over United

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D.C. United's horrific history in Houston just got even more outrageous. Houston Dynamo the games only goal in stoppage time thanks mostly to a pair of defensive blunders by D.C. United to secure their first win since early May and to extend their ridiculous ruin of United in Houston to 11 wins and a draw [.

Portland Timbers get first result on road, but play to disheartening draw against Houston Dynamo 1 all

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to secure a victory on the road against another struggling MLS side, the Houston Dynamo, on April 27. While both sides earned goals in the first half differently - Dynamo forward Will Bruin tallied a header in the 16th minute off a Brad Davis cross while Gaston Fernandez collected an errant pass in the box in the 33rd minute - the teams played to a sluggish 1 all draw.

Match report: Union 0-0 Houston Dynamo

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Philadelphia Union's winless streak continues after they failed to put a shot on goal all day despite going up a man late in the game.

2014 MLS, Week 2: Five Up, Three Down

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March is rolling on here as we head into the third weekend of the season. Time once again for a Five Up, Three Down post to look at who is hot in Major League Soccer and who is on the opposite end.

Once again, there is no real order to both lists, so don't read into the order as any sort of ranking.

Revs Punished by Lively Dynamo

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It was, by any measure, a classic stinker of a performance for the New England Revolution in Saturday's season opener against the Houston Dynamo.

Less than two minutes into the regular season for both sides, Will Bruin scored the first two of four Dynamo goals en route to a 4-0 thrashing of the Revolution at BBVA Compass Stadium.

2014 Eastern Conference preview

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How will Philadelphia Union fare this year? How about everyone else? PSP's Dan Walsh lays it out in our Eastern Conference preview.

MLS: Will Bruin Scores Twice as Houston Dynamo Defeat the Montreal Impact

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The Houston Dynamo booked their place a spot in the Eastern Conference semi-finals against the New York Red Bulls by defeated the Montreal Impact on Thursday night in Houston.

Will Bruin opened the scoring for Houston in the 16th minute after Ricardo Clarke showed a bit of class and awareness with a sly back heel that played the big striker in.

Seattle, Houston win

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The Seattle Sounders andHouston Dynamowon their preliminary round matches, and will host the #1 ranked teams in their respective conferences this weekend. Portland will travel to CenturyLink Field on Saturday, November 2, and Red Bull NY will visitBBVA Compass Stadiumon Sunday, November 3. On a rainy night in Seattle, the Soundersforced Colorado 'keeper Clint Irwin to make several saves

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United vs Houston: Mercifully, United’s season ends with 2-1 loss to Houston

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When the final whistle blew in D.C. United's season-ending 2-1 loss to the visiting Houston Dynamo this afternoon at RFK Stadium, you could sense the weight of the world lifting off the shoulders of head coach Ben Olsen. "Absolutely." was the answer Olsen gave to that particular question after the match.

Disappointing Draw

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution took a second half lead through Saer Sene, but were unable to hold on as the Houston Dynamo fought back to tie the match on a goal by Will Bruin, forcing the Revolution to settle for a 1-1 draw in front of 21,297 – the largest crowd of the season – at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night.

Know Your Enemy: Houston Dynamo

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Feel the heat. (photo: bleacherreport.com)

OTF's Stephen Mangat brings you the dossier on the Men in Orange...

It's where the heart is, there's no place like it, and it's where the Houston Dynamo never lose: home. That's right folks, across all competitions, and two stadiums, the Dynamo haven't lost a match in Houston in its last 34.

Eastern Conference preview

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PSP's Eastern Conference preview looks at each club and how the Union match up against them. In the end, PSP picks Michael Farfan and the Union to finish ... well, click on to read more.

Desert Friendlies: San Jose Earthquakes 2, Houston Dynamo 0

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The Houston Dynamo fell to the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 in their first of three preseason matches in Tucson, Arizona. San Jose got two second half goals from trialist Alexandre Emerson and the Dynamo were unable to figure out the Earthquakes defense and find their scoring touch.

Houston has three starters - Brad Davis, Will Bruin, and Tally Hall - with the United States Men's National Team so their lineup was a good mix of experience and trialists.

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 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.

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.

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.

Fantasy Focus: Joao. Such goals. Much points. Many skill.

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In his third game back from injury, he finally hits his stride.

It was not a big scoring week around the league. DCFC led with 73 points. Graham Zusi (SKC, $10.8) wore the armband and tallied an assist on the way to 20 points. Joao Plata (RSL, $7.2) scored two goals and 14 points, while Will Bruin (HOU, $8.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United and MLS links for 10 March 2014

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In today's links, we have as much post to go with the mortem, and some lighter moments in between.

You may want to scrub off Saturday's game with a Silkwood-level shower, but not on today's watch. Bathe in the narrative, lather with the hyperbole!

Post mortems on Saturday's 3-0 loss to Columbus by us, WaPo, MLS, Ives and Goal, with additional Player Ratings and Tactical Observations.

Ashe, Bruin named to U.S. roster for Gold Cup

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Houston Dynamo defender Corey Ashe and forward Will Bruin were named to the 23-man U.S. men's national team roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, U.S. Soccer announced today. The pair will report to a training camp in San Diego, Calif. on Monday.

This is the first time Ashe or Bruin has been named to the U.

First kick: Barnes out, Kinnear goes with rare 4-3-3 formation

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Forward Giles Barnes, who was tied for the team lead with four goals, was out with a right hamstring strain he suffered Wednesday night against D.C. United.

With Barnes unavailable, veteran Brian Ching and rookie Jason Johnson were the only other healthy true forwards available to pair with co-scoring leader Will Bruin.