Ruidiaz was one of the players summoned to the Peruvian team for the date of the CONMEBOL qualifiers. On his trip to Paraguay he contracted Covid so he could not play the second game against Brazil. Since that day, Ruidiaz has been in quarantine but in good health.
The MLS has by protocol that any player who leaves the United States must carry out mandatory 14-day quarantine. Ruidiaz following the protocols should do a double quarantine but the MLS would only have allowed him to quarantine in Peru. This is great news for the Seattle Sounders as he would be back earlier than planned.
The controversial decision of the MLS on Ruidiaz would not have been very well accepted by the rest of the teams since they feel that the rules should be for everyone equally. The MLS had already clashed with FIFA to not let their players go and the contagion of Ruidiaz gave him the reason. Now the controversy between MLS and the teams grows.
Seattle Sounders is a firm candidate to win the MLS Cup title and Ruidiaz is one of the best players on the team. It is great news for the Peruvian player that the MLS enables him to play earlier than expected. Ruidiaz will return to the previous playoff games and will try to guide his team to achieve the MLS Cup.