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Houston’s Will Bruin voted MLS player of week

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on May 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm with No Comments »
May 13, 2013 2:10 pm


Houston Dynamo forward Will Bruin was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for week 11 of the 2013 MLS season.

Will Bruin pulled off a spectacular feat in the Dynamo’s 4-0 win over D.C. United as he was involved in all four goals. Bruin scored twice and had two assists to give the Dynamo their sixth win of the season.

Bruin opened the scoring in the 16th minute when he settled a pass from Boniek Garcia, beating his defender, and chipped a shot over D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid. Bruin scored again in the 78th minute when he one-timed a headed pass from Brian Ching through Hamid’s legs.

Bruin’s first assist came in the 28th minute when Hamid cleared a ball straight to Bruin who found an open Giles Barnes in the center of the box for an easy pass into the net. In the 88th minute, Bruin drove to goal and laid off a pass to Andrew Driver who left-footed it into the center of the goal.

The Houston Dynamo are back in action this Saturday when they host the New England Revolution at BBVA Compass Stadium (8:30 p.m. ET).

The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media. More information and membership information can be found at

(I didn’t vote this week. Between afternoon Sounders on Saturday and Sounders Reserves yesterday, I just didn’t think I was up enough on individual performances.)

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