The Peruvian attacker received the award from the Uruguayan newspaper El País. The Seattle Sounders member beat players like Carlos Vela of Mexico and Josef Martinez of Venezuela. For its 35th edition, the Uruguayan newspaper "El País" did not want to cut its tradition of choosing the best players, coaches and clubs in America. 390 journalists from 13 different countries were part of this election in which Raúl Ruidíaz stands out as the best in MLS.
In relation to the MLS 2020 tournament, Raúl Ruidíaz was chosen the best soccer player of the season, leaving Peru high in this poll of the media in question. The best manager was Caleb Porter, while the best team is the Columbus Crew. Twenty-eight journalists from Peru were present at these votes and had to choose from among the best from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Bolivia, Venezuela, Mexico, the United States, Honduras and our country.
Brazil was the country that had the most journalists available (50) to be part of this annual election. On the other hand, League 1 of Peruvian football was not left aside, where Emanuel Herrera was chosen as the best footballer, Robert Mosquera as the best DT and Sporting Cristal as the best club.
In 2019 and 2020, La Pulga reached the final and was always one of the best and top scorers. Without a doubt, it showed a superlative level. Now, in this 2021, before the start of that tournament, great news reached our beloved 'Pulga'. And it is that a survey of the country recognized him as the best in the League.