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Ruidiaz scores decisive goal, Sounders beat Charlotte FC 2-1

Sunday's match marked the first time these teams met this season.

SEATTLE — In non-conference action, Charlotte FC faced off against the Seattle Sounders at Lumen Field.

Charlotte FC lost to the Sounders 2-1. 

Prior to Sunday's face-off, Charlotte was at 0-5-1 in road games and eighth in the Eastern Conference with 56 shots on goal, averaging 4.3 per game.

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Sunday's match marked the first time these teams met this season.

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Raul Ruidiaz scored the deciding goal in a 2-1 win for the Seattle Sounders over Charlotte FC on Sunday.

Ruidiaz scored the game-winning goal in the 80th minute to put the Sounders (5-6-1) ahead 2-1.

The Sounders also got one goal from Jordan Morris.

Benjamin Bender scored the lone goal for Charlotte (5-8-1).

The Sounders outshot Charlotte 13-8, with four shots on goal to two for Charlotte.

Stefan Frei saved one of the two shots he faced for the Sounders. Kristijan Kahlina saved two of the four shots he faced for Charlotte.

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