Saturday marked a milestone we’ve known has been coming.
Mauro Rosales‘ assist in the 1-1 tie against the Los Angeles was his 34th with the Sounders in MLS games, matching Fredy Montero‘s franchise record.
“I’m proud of that; I’m really happy,” Rosales said this week. “It’s more also about the players who make that for me by scoring goals and making a good goals for the team. This is the success of the team: making goals, winning games. I’m very proud to be part of the history and very proud to be part of this team that is helping me get better and better every time. Obviously it’s a huge part of me just in three years getting the record.”
Added coach Sigi Schmid: “It’s great. It’s great for Mauro, obviously. He’s the guy who hits our corners and our set pieces, and he’s done a good job with that. Like I’ve always said on corners and set pieces — it’s all about service. He’s provided good service and he’s picked up assists. To get those assists in basically two and a half years is a good run for him.”
Rosales also owns the team’s assists record for a season, with 13 in 2011 and 2012. He’s got eight this season — five on game-winning goals, which is tied for the team lead.
Here is a look at Seattle’s career assists leaders (MLS games only):
Here is a look at who’s collected assists at the fastest rate in MLS history (minimum of 20):
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