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August 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Mauro Rosales earning assists at the fastest rate in MLS history among regular starters

rosales chart.jpgPhoto credit: Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times

This is a topic I’ve covered on Twitter and for my story in Tuesday’s paper, but I wanted to include it on the blog — simply because it’s an amazing stat.

Sounders FC midfielder Mauro Rosales‘ career average of 0.69 assists per 90 minutes is tops in MLS history for regular starters.

Let that sink in a little bit. Right now, he earns assists at a faster rate than anyone else ever has.

Rosales currently leads the league with 13 assists, which has already matched his team record for a season set last year. If the 31-year-old DP gets to 19 assists this season, he would join a second-place tie in the MLS record books for most assists in a single year.

Another league record within reach for Rosales is game-winning assists in a single season. He has five and the number to beat is eight.

Rosales isn’t a guy that likes to bring a lot of attention and praise upon himself, but in this case, he deserves it:

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