Although reports have previously suggested that the Sounders could move for Ruidiaz, Schmetzer said he was not aware that any deal had been done.
Matias Almeyda was hugely popular, and led Chivas to vast success. Replacing him with Jose Saturnino Cardozo to pinch pennies could prove costly.
Chivas named Jose Saturnino Cardozo as its new coach on Tuesday to replace to Matias Almeyda.
The Liga MX draft passed by pretty quietly given Mexico's World Cup preparations, but there were some big moves nonetheless.
This week saw the Liga MX draft and plenty of top players changing clubs, including Rodolfo Pizarro leaving Chivas. Here are the 10 biggest moves.
Chivas forward Rodolfo Pizarro has signed for fellow Liga MX side Monterrey, confirmed Chivas sporting director Francisco Gabriel de Anda on Sunday.