Sounders win 9th straight, beating Whitecaps 2-1

Seattle Sounders' Raul Ruidiaz, front, and Vancouver Whitecaps' Alphonso Davies vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturda...
Vancouver Whitecaps' Nicolas Mezquida, from left to right, Kei Kamara and Doneil Henry celebrate Kamara's goal against the Seattle Sounders during the...
Seattle Sounders' Osvaldo Alonso (6) and Vancouver Whitecaps' Cristian Techera (13) collide during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Se...
Seattle Sounders' Osvaldo Alonso, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps' Cristian Techera collide during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept...
Vancouver Whitecaps' Kei Kamara celebrates his goal against the Seattle Sounders during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 15, 201...
Vancouver Whitecaps' Nicolas Mezquida, left, has his shot blocked by Seattle Sounders' Kelvin Leerdam during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sa...
Seattle Sounders' Nicolas Lodeiro, from left to right, Cristian Roldan, Raul Ruidiaz, Brad Smith, Gustav Svensson and Harry Shipp celebrate Ruidiaz's ...
Seattle Sounders' Raul Ruidiaz, front, and Vancouver Whitecaps' Alphonso Davies vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturda...
Seattle Sounders' Raul Ruidiaz celebrates his second goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept...
Vancouver Whitecaps' Kendall Waston, back, heads the ball behind Seattle Sounders' Raul Ruidiaz during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday...
Vancouver Whitecaps' Alphonso Davies, right, runs past Seattle Sounders' Brad Smith with the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturd...
Seattle Sounders' Brad Smith, second from right, kicks the ball away from Vancouver Whitecaps' Nicolas Mezquida, left, and Doneil Henry, right, during...

Seattle Sounders' Raul Ruidiaz, front, and Vancouver Whitecaps' Alphonso Davies vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturda...

Vancouver Whitecaps' Nicolas Mezquida, from left to right, Kei Kamara and Doneil Henry celebrate Kamara's goal against the Seattle Sounders during the...

Seattle Sounders' Osvaldo Alonso (6) and Vancouver Whitecaps' Cristian Techera (13) collide during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Se...

Seattle Sounders' Osvaldo Alonso, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps' Cristian Techera collide during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept...

Vancouver Whitecaps' Kei Kamara celebrates his goal against the Seattle Sounders during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept. 15, 201...

Vancouver Whitecaps' Nicolas Mezquida, left, has his shot blocked by Seattle Sounders' Kelvin Leerdam during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sa...

Seattle Sounders' Nicolas Lodeiro, from left to right, Cristian Roldan, Raul Ruidiaz, Brad Smith, Gustav Svensson and Harry Shipp celebrate Ruidiaz's ...

Seattle Sounders' Raul Ruidiaz, front, and Vancouver Whitecaps' Alphonso Davies vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturda...

Seattle Sounders' Raul Ruidiaz celebrates his second goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Sept...

Vancouver Whitecaps' Kendall Waston, back, heads the ball behind Seattle Sounders' Raul Ruidiaz during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday...

Vancouver Whitecaps' Alphonso Davies, right, runs past Seattle Sounders' Brad Smith with the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturd...

Seattle Sounders' Brad Smith, second from right, kicks the ball away from Vancouver Whitecaps' Nicolas Mezquida, left, and Doneil Henry, right, during...

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Raul Ruidiaz scored twice and the Seattle Sounders ran their club-record winning streak to nine games, beating the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Saturday night.

The Sounders (13-5-9) opened the scoring in the 21st minute, working their way into the Vancouver box where a series of quick passes ended with Ruidiaz poking the ball into the net. Ruidiaz struck again in the 42nd minute, when Vancouver goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic was caught far outside his box. The Peruvian national took a blind pass and sauntered in alone, tapping the ball into the net.

Vancouver (11-8-9) scored in injury time near the end of the first half, when Nicolas Mezquida sailed a corner kick to striker Kei Kamara, who headed the ball in.