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Earthquakes vs. Sounders: Highlights, stats and quotes

Sounders stay atop the Western Conference.

Playing their fourth straight road match, and their sixth overall in 19 days, the Seattle Sounders scored one of their most decisive wins of the season. The 3-1 scoreline was actually a bit more favorable to the San Jose Earthquakes than it probably should have been, as the one goal came off a Sounders defender. Meanwhile, Raúl Ruidíaz was dominant in the first half and the defense ably shut things down after the 60th minute or so.

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 3 – San Jose Earthquakes 1

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Venue: PayPal Park

Referee: Allen Chapman

Assistants: Frank Anderson, Jeremy Hanson

Fourth Official: Michael Radchuk

VAR: Tim Ford

Attendance: 11,361

Weather: 67 degrees and clear

SCORING SUMMARY

SEA – Raúl Ruidíaz (Cristian Roldan) 25’

SEA – Raúl Ruidíaz (penalty) 42’

SEA – Cristian Roldan (Jimmy Medranda) 49’

SJ – Shane O’Neill (OG) 51’

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

SJ – Judson (caution) 27’

SEA – Raúl Ruidíaz (caution) 38’

SEA – Alex Roldan (caution) 83’

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Kelyn Rowe, Yeimar, Xavier Arreaga (Nouhou HT), Shane O’Neill, Jimmy Medranda (Abdoulaye Cissoko 72’); Danny Leyva, Josh Atencio (João Paulo HT), Cristian Roldan (Alex Roldan 82’), Fredy Montero; Raúl Ruidíaz (Léo Chú HT)

Substitutes not used: Stefan Cleveland, Ethan Dobbelaere, Will Bruin

Total shots: 9

Shots on goal: 5

Fouls: 12

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 2

Saves: 3

San Jose Earthquakes – JT Marcinkowski; Oswaldo Alanis (Cade Cowell HT), Nathan, Marcos Lopez; Eric Remedi, Jackson Yueill, Judson (Luciano Abecasis 54’); Shea Salinas (Andres Rios 54’), Carlos Fierro (Chris Wondolowski 54’), Eduardo Lopez (Jack Skahan 69’), Benji Kikanovic

Substitutes not used: Daniel Vega, Paul Marie, Jack Skahan, Tommy Thompson, Jacob Akanyirige

Total shots: 9

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 13

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 10

Saves: 2