HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Houston on December 23, 2016.
Over six seasons with the Dynamo, Bruin earned a reputation for being a consistent goalscorer, recording 50 for the club. After a down year in 2016, his final with Houston, Bruin picked up where he left off after a resurgent 2017 with the Sounders. Despite his hulking size, the forward does most of his of work maneuvering behind the defensive line.
INTERNATIONAL: Two career caps with the USMNT. He was first called into US national camp in January 2013, making a substitute appearance against Canada. He was also called up prior to the 2013 Gold Cup and made an appearance against Guatemala in the run-up to the tournament, but never made a Gold Cup appearance.
COLLEGE: Played three seasons at Indiana, scoring 18 goals in his final season at the Big Ten school. Was a semifinalist for the MAC Herrmann trophy in his junior season.
NOTES: Selected 11th overall by Houston in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.