After an up-and-down rookie campaign, Will Bruin has found a rhythm in 2012.
The Houston Dynamo striker has scored nine goals in 17 appearances, claiming the up-for-grabs starting job alongside Brian Ching with authority and emerging as one of the league's most dangerous forwards. Plagued by injury and inconsistency, the Indiana product scored just five times last season.
Bruin was voted the most improved player in MLS through the first half of the season by SBI staff members, defeating candidates such as Columbus goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum and the New York duo of forward Kenny Cooper and right back Brandon Barklage.
What are your thoughts on Bruin claiming the recognition? Should Gruenebaum, Cooper or Barklage have been given the honor? Or is there another player who has improved more?
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