Sounders forward Raúl Ruidíaz has been one of Major League Soccer’s best forwards since his debut in the summer of 2018. Let’s take a look at his Sounders career by the numbers with nine stats for Seattle’s No. 9.
Ruidíaz has averaged 0.73 goals per 90 minutes in 76 Sounders matches in the regular season and playoffs.
Ruidíaz’s combined goals and assists per 90 minutes is just under one per match at 0.94, which means he contributes an average of a goal per match, every match.
Ruidíaz’s playoffs goals and assists per 90 minutes jumps to 1.41, which makes him one of, if not, the greatest postseason striker in MLS history. He has nine goals and six assists in just 10 career playoff matches.
In 2020, Ruidíaz led the Sounders in scoring for the third consecutive season, and he’s well on his way to take home the honor again in 2021.
This season marks the fourth consecutive year that Ruidíaz has eclipsed double digits in goals for the Sounders. He’s well on pace to surpass last year’s career high of 12, which he accomplished in just 17 matches.
In addition to scoring 10 times, Ruidíaz leads MLS this season with 9.7 Expected Goals, which means he’s continuously getting into good spots on the field and converting those opportunities. He’s also first in MLS in Non-Penalty Expected Goals with 7.5.
The Peruvian is third all-time in club history with 43 regular-season goals, trailing only current teammate Fredy Montero (49) and Clint Dempsey (47).
Ruidíaz is first in MLS this season with 51 total shots. He’s also second in shots on goal with 19.
Ruidíaz leads MLS with 52 goals (regular season and postseason) since he came into the league. He's ahead of Atlanta United's Josef Martínez (51) and LAFC's Carlos Vela (49).