Bruin's hat-trick leads Dynamo past D.C. United

Bruin's hat-trick leads Dynamo past D.C. United

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Bruin's hat-trick leads Dynamo past D.C. United

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The Houston Dynamo offense had struggled to generate goals for much of the 2011 season, but the cure for the lack of scoring came in the form of the D.C. United defense, which provided little resistance on Friday night.

Dynamo rookie Will Bruin scored a hat-trick to help lift the Dynamo to a 4-1 thrashing of D.C. United at Robertson Stadium.

Bruin opened the scoring off a beautiful pass from Geoff Cameron, before heading home a Brad Davis cross to make the score 2-1 before halftime. Bruin and Cam Weaver added second-half tallies to send D.C. to a second straight blowout loss.

The night saw the return to action of Brian Ching, who came on as a second-half sub after having missed four matches with a rib injury. Houston also debuted new signings Je-Vaugh Watson and Koke.

The win improved Houston to 3-1-3 and increased the Dynamo's unbeaten streak to six matches. D.C. United fell to 2-4-1.

Here are the match highlights.

What did you think of Houston's performance? Think Will Bruin is the favorite for Rookie of the Year? See D.C. United's defense turning it around?

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