Team of the Week Cover Ruidiaz

Major League Soccer on Monday named Seattle Sounders forward Raúl Ruidíaz to the Week 26 MLS Team of the Week bench following the Rave Green's thrilling 3-3 draw away against the LA Galaxy on Friday.

In just his second start back from injury, Ruidíaz helped ignite the Sounders attack in a match with massive playoff implications. Seattle entered halftime down 2-0, but the Peruvian striker sparked a comeback early in the second half. In the 53rd minute, Ruidíaz spun his defender and drove into the box before supplying a perfect pass to Kelyn Rowe, who one-timed his shot into the far corner. Eight minutes later, Ruidíaz rose above his defender and scored a looping headed goal for the equalizer.

Ruidíaz and the Sounders return to action on Friday as they face the Portland Timbers (7:25 p.m. PT; ESPN, ESPN Deportes, 93.3 KJR FM, El Rey 1360AM) at Providence Park in a crucial six-point rivalry match.

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