MLS: Ruidiaz doubles the Galaxy as the Sounders maintain a bright start


Raul Ruidiaz scored brace as the Seattle Sounders continued their strong start to the MLS season with a 3-0 home win over the previously undefeated LA Galaxy on Sunday.

Australian full-back Brad Smith provided an assist to Ruidiaz’s 20-minute opener before scoring himself a goal three minutes later, forcing a rebound home.

Ruidiaz settled the competition in the second half stoppage time as he fired home on his left foot from substitute Jimmy Medranda’s low cross.

The Sounders blunted the threat from Galaxy striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez – who had scored five goals in his two opening games – in a strong display where they marginally lost possession but had nine to two shots on goal.

The win moves Seattle to seven points from three games to start the new campaign, while Galaxy suffered their first spot in the campaign after scoring six goals in their opening two games.

Inter Miami drew a plot in the absence of the Higuain brothers with a 0-0 draw against Nashville.

Former Juventus and Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain and brother Federico were unavailable for the match after flying back to their original Argentina following the death of their mother to cancer.

The Higuain brothers’ teammates offered a wonderful sign of support ahead of the game.

Inter Miami – co-owned by former Manchester United, Madrid and England star David Beckham – has four points from three games, while Nashville is still winless, but has drawn all three games this season.

Diego Rubio’s incredible free kick helped the Colorado Rapids to a 1-0 win away to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Rubio struck a 30 meter free kick home 26 minutes into the match. 4 – 0 for the home team.

The spectacular strike gave the Rapids their first three points of the season while condemning the Whitecaps to their first defeat.



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