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Sounders advance to Leagues Cup final with 1-0 win over Santos Laguna.

Jane Gershovich / Sounders FC Communications

The Seattle Sounders left it late, but they pulled it out all the same as Raúl Ruidíaz’s 93rd minute winner put them through to the Leagues Cup final. The 1-0 win over Santos Laguna on Tuesday marked the Sounders’ third straight win over a Liga MX opponent at home and improves their record to 6-8-2 overall against the region’s best league.

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 1 – Santos Laguna 0

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Venue: Lumen Field

Referee: Keylor Herrera

Assistants: Carlos Fernandez, Victor Ramirez

Fourth Official: Juan Calderon

VAR: Daneion Parchment

Attendance: 12,201

Weather: 68 degrees and clear

SCORING SUMMARY

SEA – Raúl Ruidíaz 90’+3’

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

SEA – Fredy Montero (caution) 39’

SEA – Xavier Arreaga (caution) 71’

SAN – Fernando Gorriaran (caution) 74’

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Brad Smith (Jimmy Medranda 67’), Yeimar, Shane O’Neill, Xavier Arreaga, Alex Roldan (Will Bruin 89’); Cristian Roldan, João Paulo, Keyln Rowe (Léo Chú 82’), Fredy Montero (Nicolas Benezet 67’); Raúl Ruidíaz

Substitutes not used: Stefan Cleveland, Spencer Richey, Danny Leyva, Josh Atencio, Abdoulaye Cissoko

Total shots: 13

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 13

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 6

Saves: 2

Santos Laguna – Gibran Lajud; Doria, Felix Torres, Omar Campos, Carlos Orrantia; Ronaldo Prieto (Alan Cervantes 81’), Fernando Gorriaran, Juan Ferney Otero, Diego Valdes, Brian Lozano (Jesus Ocejo 82’); Alessio Da Cruz (Jordan Carillo 81’)

Substitutes not used: Ignacio Jeraldino, Hugo Rodriguez, Jose Avila, Jesus Isijara, Ismael Govea, Joel Garcia, Andres Ibarguen, Jonathan Diaz

Total shots: 13

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 14

Offside: 3

Corner-kicks: 8

Saves: 3