Former St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri player Will Bruin had one of his most productive Major League Soccer performances this past weekend. The 11th overall selection of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft for the first time recorded both a goal and an assist during the Houston Dynamo’s 2-2 road draw against the Columbus Crew on Saturday at Crew Stadium.
Bruin gave Houston a 1-0 lead in the 59th minute with an impressive header with his back to the goal, redirecting Adam Moffat’s corner kick from the left side and slotting the ball into the right side of the net. Following back-to-back Eddie Gaven goals for the Crew, Bruin assisted Brian Ching’s game-tying goal in the 81st minute, crossing the ball from the right side of the box as Ching tapped it into the left-side netting. Saturday’s effort marked Bruin’s heaviest offensive contribution since his hat trick against D.C. United on April 29, 2011.
Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath, formerly of the Clearwater Chargers and the U.S. U-17 Residency Program, made five saves as the Union extended their shutout streak to 332 minutes with a 1-0 victory against Chivas USA on Saturday at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The Union managed to hang on despite two red cards, forcing the team to play the final five minutes and stoppage time with only nine men on the field.
Former New York Red Bulls Academy player Connor Lade made his first MLS start during New York’s 4-1 loss to D.C. United on Sunday. The Red Bulls’ homegrown player played the full 90 minutes. Lade made his MLS debut the previous week as a second-half substitute against the San Jose Earthquakes.