Raul Ruidiaz celebrates goal San Jose 2018-10-29
Charis Wilson

Seven Straight: Taking a look at each of Raúl Ruidíaz's 10 goals during his scoring streak

UPDATE | March 22: This article has been updated to reflect Ruidíaz’s eighth consecutive match with a goal after he scored against the Chicago Fire in a 4-2 win in Week 3.

On Saturday, Seattle Sounders forward Raúl Ruidíaz scored a goal in the 8th minute to give the Rave Green an early 2-0 lead over the Colorado Rapids, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. The star striker also scored a pair of goals the last time Colorado came to town in late September.

Here’s where it gets wild: Ruidíaz scored at least once in every match in between, too.

Heading into Seattle’s match at Chicago on Saturday (10 a.m. PT; JOEtv, YouTube TV, 950 KJR, El Rey 1360 AM), the Peruvian international has recorded a goal in seven consecutive matches, including three in the postseason series against the Portland Timbers last November. Counting just regular-season matches, Ruidíaz has tied Fredy Montero and Obafemi Martins’ club record of a goal in five straight league contests. Let’s take a look at each one. 

MATCH 1: Two goals vs. Colorado, Sept. 29, 2018

MATCH 2: One goal at Houston, Oct. 21, 2018

MATCH 3: Two goals vs. San Jose, Oct. 28, 2018

MATCH 4: One goal at Portland (Western Conference Semifinals, Leg 1), Nov. 4, 2018

MATCH 5: Two goals vs. Portland (Western Conference Semifinals, Leg 2), Nov. 8, 2018

MATCH 6: One goal vs. FC Cincinnati, March 2, 2019

MATCH 7: One goal vs. Colorado Rapids, March 9, 2019

MATCH 8: One goal vs. Chicago Fire, March 16, 2019