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 had a resurgent 2017 with the Sounders. He finished his first season in Seattle with 11 goals. 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 eleventh overall by Houston in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.