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Raul Ruidiaz scores twice, Sounders beat Earthquakes, 2-1

SEATTLE (AP) When Raul Ruidiaz joined the Seattle Sounders in late June, they weren't even close to making the MLS playoffs - not even the knockout round.

Now, not only are they in the playoffs, but thanks to Ruidiaz, they've avoided the knockout round.

Ruidiaz scored two second-half goals and the Sounders rallied to beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Sunday in the regular-season finale to grab second place in the Western Conference. (MORE)

San Jose Leaders
G: D. Hoesen12
Ast: C. Wondolowski5
PKG: C. Wondolowski3
YC: A. Godoy8
RC: S. Salinas1
GAA: A. Tarbell2.07
CS: A. Tarbell1
San Jose Team Stats (Rank)
Goals: 49 (18)
Goals Allowed: 71 (3)
Penalty Kick Goals: 6 (5)
Shots: 438 (15)
Shots on Goal: 148 (18)
Yellow Cards: 46 (3)
Red Cards: 2 (5)
Results
DateOppFinal
8/25SJ-VANL 2-3
8/29SJ-DALW 4-3
9/1VAN-SJL 1-2
9/15SJ-KCL 1-5
9/19SJ-ATLL 3-4
9/22LAF-SJL 0-2
9/29HOU-SJL 2-3
10/6SJ-NYL 1-3
10/21SJ-COLT 0-0
10/28SEA-SJL 1-2
Transfers
DatePlayerFromToType
7/1G. KashiaVISSJTransfer
1/1D. HoesenGRNSJTransfer
Injuries
DatePlayerStatus
No recent injuries