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Sounders beat Galaxy in wild finish

Raul Ruidiaz celebrates a goal, pointing at Nicolas Lodeiro who assisted, late in the first half Sunday.
Raul Ruidiaz celebrates a goal, pointing at Nicolas Lodeiro who assisted, late in the first half Sunday.
(Rebekah Welch / Seattle Times via AP)

Cristian Roldan scored his second goal of the game in the 89th minute to give the Seattle Sounders a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday in a matchup between two teams vying for second place in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference.

The teams combined for four goals in the final 15 minutes of the game — two for each side.

Jordan Morris, who had given the Sounders a 3-2 lead in the 77th, helped set up Roldan’s game-winner with a pass into the penalty area from the left wing side. Brad Smith sent it toward the right side, and Roldan ran onto it at the top right corner of the six-yard box. His shot went off diving Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham into the back right corner of the net.

It was the sixth goal of the season for Roldan. His first of the day gave Seattle a 2-0 lead in the 55th.

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In front of 46,673 fans at CenturyLink Field, the Sounders (13-8-7) took over sole possession of second with 46 points.

Los Angeles (13-12-3) remained tied for fourth with 42 points.

Raul Ruidiaz gave the Sounders a 1-0 lead in first-half stoppage time with his 11th goal of the year.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in the 66th to get Los Angeles on the board, his 23rd of the year. He then assisted on Uriel Artuna’s goal in the 75th to tie it at 2-2. After Morris put Seattle back in front, Jorgen Skjelvik tied it for the Galaxy in the 81st with his first of the year.


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