Raúl Ruidíaz is on fire.
For the second consecutive week, Ruidíaz has been nominated for Major League Soccer Goal of the Week, earning the nod for Week 7 and 8 with his ridiculous, one-time effort from distance against LAFC at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.
After weathering a bit of pressure from the visitors, Ruidíaz opened the scoring in the 11th minute with an audacious, left-footed curler from way downtown, shaping his shot around goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer and handing Seattle a 1-0 lead.
The Sounders went on to defeat LAFC 3-1, claiming three points to secure second place in the Western Conference standings.
Now just one two points back from top spot in the Western Conference -- Seattle is even with Sporting Kansas City on points per game, but has played one fewer match -- the Rave Green return to action on Wednesday night as they head to Utah for a road fixture against Real Salt Lake.