Breakthrough Player: Will Bruin, Houston Dynamo
Bruin showed flashes in his rookie year, most notably a hat trick against D.C. United, but the 11th overall pick in the 2011 SuperDraft scored just two times outside of that game. In 2012, Bruin has added an extra bit of confidence and composure to his game, and the results have quickly followed. The former Indiana Hoosier has already scored nine times in just 16 games, and has rapidly developed into one of the best strikers in MLS.
Honorable mention: Chris Pontius, D.C. United. Steven Beitashour, San Jose Earthquakes