Major League Soccer

San JoseSJE
 0-1R. Ruidíaz  25'
 0-2R. Ruidíaz (p) 42'
 0-3C. Roldan  49'
S. O'Neill (og) 51' 1-3 
SOUR. Ruidíaz  25' 0-1
SOUR. Ruidíaz (p) 42' 0-2
SOUC. Roldan  49' 0-3
SOUS. O'Neill (og) 51' 1-3
HT: 0-2
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Ruidíaz scores 2 goals, Sounders hold top spot in West

(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Raul Ruidiaz scored two goals to increase his season total to 16 and the Seattle Sounders beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Seattle (15-5-6) held onto the Western Conference lead, two points ahead of Sporting Kansas City, after winning for the sixth time in eight games. San Jose (8-10-9) had its two-game winning streak snapped.

Ruidiaz opened the scoring in the 25th. He was left wide open at the top of the box and took a few touches to get a round a defender for a shooting lane. Ruidiaz made it 2-0 in the 42nd on a penalty kick.

Cristian Roldan gave Seattle a 3-0 lead in the 49th by redirecting home Jimmy Medranda's pass across the goal.

San Jose scored in the 51st on Shane O'Neill's own goal.

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Updated September 30, 2021

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