Raúl Ruidíaz and his great moment in Seattle Sounders: “It would be a great joy to be the all-time top scorer”

Raúl Ruidíaz scored 17 goals in 27 games for the Seattle Sounders in MLS in 2021. | Photo: Twitter

Raul Ruidíaz He is one of the most successful players at the international level that Peruvian soccer has brought out. And it is that he has shown his goalscoring ability in any club where he has been. Although in Major League Soccer (mls) is where he has shown his best moment. In fact, he plays in the Seattle Soundersin which he aims to be the top scorer in history for the North American club.

“It makes me feel proud because as a player the most important thing is to achieve group things like a championship. But personally too, because everything I do, all the effort, every day training hard, scoring, makes me feel very proud and very happy. So I want to continue in the same way. I know I’m close to becoming the all-time top scorer for ‘Sounders’, which would be a huge joy. Beyond that I want to continue giving joy to Seattle. I want to focus on that and the rest will come by itself.”said the striker in an interview conducted for the Communications department.

Since he arrived in the United States in mid-2018 to land at the Seattle club, Ruidíaz immediately put the fans in his pocket, as he demonstrated his scoring ability with his 61 goals in total and has been justifying why they paid around 7 million dollars for his pass to the Monarchs Morelia. For this reason, he is close to breaking the record for top scorer held by his teammate, the Colombian Fredy Monterowho has 68 points in his favor.

Raúl Ruidíaz (right) in a game with Fredy Montero (left) with the Seattle Sounders.  |
Raúl Ruidíaz (right) in a game with Fredy Montero (left) with the Seattle Sounders. |


In turn, he recalled his beginnings in the US entity and the city, to which he and his family have already adapted and it was one of the main reasons for his renewal. “Since I arrived at this club I gave myself to the maximum, I gave the club a lot of joy, I met very good people, very good players and it made me feel at home. I am very happy in the United States, my family loves Seattle, they love the city. I love the team, it was one of the decisions for which I decided to stay”counted the 31-year-old attacker who renewed his contract with the Washington institution until 2024.


The former forward of University of Sports He reviewed the best moments he has lived with ‘The Rave Green’. “In June I am four years old, it happened very quickly. I have beautiful moments, beautiful memories. like goals, the one I scored against Atlanta, the goal I scored in the League Cup semi-final at the last minute, the goal I scored in the finalso many beautiful moments that I have spent with Sounders”commented.

Part of the success achieved by the Seattle Sounders in recent years has been due to the ‘Flea’. In fact, in his track record is the conquest of the MLS Western Conference in 2019 and 2020and the MLS Cup in 2019. Justly that year he collaborated with 15 goals and 5 assists for the two titles.


Finally, he referred to the support and influence he has over the youngest members of the club as Danny Leyva (18 years), Reed Baker Whitening (16 years old) and Obed Vargas (16 years old), who at their young age seek to make a name for themselves in professional football and, as an anecdote, they call him ‘Papá Raúl’, because they have him as a reference. “I was young like them and before it was totally different. There was no such support. Today young people have many opportunities. It’s just up to them to take advantage of them. I, like all my colleagues, the most experienced, try to support them as much as possible and give them confidence, because if you give them confidence they can do things and help a lothe declared.

The Peruvian striker aims to be the all-time top scorer for the American club. In addition, he recalled his beginnings and best moments with the ‘Sounders’. | Video: Seattle Sounders FC


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