Bruin helps depleted Rave Green offense to a win over Houston, Sounders win 1-0

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Bruin helps depleted Rave Green offense to a win over Houston, Sounders win 1-0

The Seattle Sounders found themselves without Clint Dempsey or Jordan Morris, both of whom were away on national team duty, however, Will Bruin came to the rescue with a 69th minute goal to earn the 3 points for the Sounders as they would win 1-0 over the Houston Dynamo. Traded to the Sounders last December after scoring 50 times in six seasons with Houston, the former Indiana Hoosier got his revenge against the team that did not need his services anymore.

“He’s a tough kid, so I don’t think he was worried about it,” head coach Brian Schmetzer said. “But we were worried about how it would affect his movement, his running balance, and some of those things. He proved tonight that he was willing to sacrifice and get on the end of a header and challenge defenders. He was good.”

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After getting drilled 3-0 by the Columbus Crew on Wednesday, the Sounders needed this win badly to stay above the red line.

SSU Man of the Match

Sounder goalkeeper Stefan Frei has five shutouts this season. His last three have all been 1-0 decisions. Sunday’s was against a Houston team that is tied for the second-most goals in MLS with 27, and features forward Erick Torres, whose 10 goals rank No. 2 in the league.

“They have a dangerous three up there that like to shoot, and they’ve proven they’re good on the counter,” Frei said. “We kept them at bay today.”

Standings

MLS West Won (H | A) Drawn (H | A) Lost (H | A) GD Pts
Sporting Kansas City 7 (6 | 1) 4 (1 | 3) 4 (0 | 4) 9 25
Houston Dynamo 7 (7 | 0) 2 (1 | 1) 6 (0 | 6) 5 23
FC Dallas 6 (4 | 2) 5 (3 | 2) 2 (1 | 1) 10 23
Portland Timbers 6 (4 | 2) 3 (2 | 1) 5 (1 | 4) 3 21
Vancouver Whitecaps 6 (4 | 2) 1 (1 | 0) 6 (2 | 4) 0 19
Seattle Sounders FC 5 (4 | 1) 4 (2 | 2) 6 (1 | 5) -4 19
San Jose Earthquakes 5 (3 | 2) 4 (3 | 1) 6 (1 | 5) -4 19
LA Galaxy 5 (1 | 4) 3 (2 | 1) 5 (3 | 2) 0 18
Minnesota United FC 4 (4 | 0) 2 (0 | 2) 8 (3 | 5) -14 14
Real Salt Lake 4 (3 | 1) 2 (1 | 1) 10 (3 | 7) -20 14
Colorado Rapids 4 (4 | 0) 1 (1 | 0) 8 (2 | 6) -6 13

 

Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He’s a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.

 

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