AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Raúl Ruidíaz scored a spectacular purpose from 40 yards out halfway by means of the second half and the short-handed Seattle Sounders beat enlargement Austin FC 1-0 on Thursday night time.
Ruidiaz got here on as a second-half substitute and shortly netted one of many high targets of the season — his MLS-leading eleventh of the season — catching goalkeeper Brad Stuver off his line and curling a shot for his eleventh purpose of the season.
Julio Cascante appeared to drag Austin (3-7-4) even within the 77th minute with a header off a free kick that beat goalkeeper Spencer Richey, making his first begin of the season. However it was waived off after video evaluate decided Cascante was offside.
Seattle (9-1-5) had its MLS-record 13-game unbeaten streak come to an finish final weekend at Minnesota and, taking part in its fourth recreation in 18 days, the Sounders juggled their lineup, relying closely on youth. Obed Vargas turned the third-youngest participant in MLS historical past to seem in a match, taking part in 77 minutes at 15 years, 351 days. Solely Freddy Adu and Alphonso Davies made youthful debuts in league historical past.
Seattle additionally made league historical past with 5 youngsters within the beginning lineup with 10 gamers unavailable on account of accidents, worldwide responsibility or suspension.
Austin has only one win, with six losses, in its final 11 matches after successful two of its first three video games. Austin has failed to attain in eight of its final 10 matches.
The Sounders have an MLS-high 32 factors this season, two extra the Japanese Convention-leading New England Revolution.
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