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Raúl Ruidíaz’s last-second goal sends Sounders to Leagues Cup final

Sep 14, 2021, 11:48 PM | Updated: Sep 15, 2021, 6:19 pm
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Raúl Ruidíaz of the Sounders is brought down by Matheus Doria of Santos Laguna during the second half at Lumen Field. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Raúl Ruidíaz scored in second half stoppage time to lift the Sounders to a 1-0 win over Santos Laguna of Liga MX at Lumen Field on Tuesday night, clinching a spot in the final of the Leagues Cup.

Sounders 1, Santos Laguna 0: Box score

Ruidíaz, the MLS goals leader, sent home the winner on a counterattack in the 93rd minute to break a scoreless tie.

The Sounders will meet the winner of Wednesday’s game between León and Pumas to settle the Leagues Cup.

With the possibility of a shootout looming, Ruidíaz took a long pass near midfield and delivered a shot at Santos Laguna goalkeeper Gibrán Lajud. The rebound caromed back to Ruidíaz, however, and he was able to find the net on a second try.

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