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Finally the Seattle Sounders were at full strength following the 2 month departure of key players to international play. The likes of Raul Ruidiaz, Jordan Morris, Nico Lodiero, Christian Roldan, and others showed the MLS world that the Rave Green are back and with a vengeance taking at 2-1 win over MLS powerhouse Atlanta FC.
Peruvian sensation Raul Ruidiaz returned to MLS play showing that the Rave Green are not to be underestimated this season. In the 57th minute, Roldan fed Raul a lead pass and Ruidiaz beat 2 defenders and a goalie who looked hapless as he twisted and turned between defenders mercilessly for the 1st goal of the game.
You need to see this. Raul Ruidiaz with his 7th goal of the season Cristian Roldan with his 2nd assist. Both playing 1st MLS match since Copa America/Gold Cup. Sounders 1-0 in 65th minute… pic.twitter.com/JWMCUnz8vF
— Jayda Evans (@JaydaEvans) July 14, 2019
The visitors would find an equalizer in the 67th minutes but just minutes later the Sounder’s Jordan Morris would charge the right flank and feed Harry Shipp a cross that he would head in for the go-ahead-goal.
Harry Shipp you beautiful man. 2-1 Sounders pic.twitter.com/TMKCCDgqaH
— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) July 14, 2019
The Sounders remain undefeated at home and now vault into 2nd place of the western conference standings, behind LAFC. While they may be unable to catch LAFC in the regular season at this point, they have proved that they are the best team to challenge LAFC for the MLS title.
— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) July 14, 2019