HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Houston on December 23, 2016.
After a six-year career with the Houston Dynamo, where he earned a reputation of being one of the most consistent goalscorers in the league (50 goals and three double-digit seasons), Bruin joined the Sounders via trade. Despite his hulking size, the former Indiana University forward has done most of work in the channels and maneuvering behind the defensive line. The striker helped the Dynamo make it to the 2011 and 2012 MLS Cup finals and after a disappointing 2016 (four goals in 31 matches), he will look to have a resurgence with the Sounders in 2017.
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.