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Mike Fiechtner

Major League Soccer nominates Raúl Ruidíaz for Week 7 and 8 Goal of the Week

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.