With 2017 in the books, SoundersFC.com is taking a look back at the top five assists of the Seattle Sounders’ season. We’ll release the full list over the course of the week, with the No. 1 assist to be announced on Friday, Dec. 22.
In what was the largest comeback win in Major League Soccer history, the Seattle Sounders also had their best assist of the season. Trailing 3-1 in the 62nd minute at home to D.C. United, things seemed bleak for the Sounders. But a classy play from Joevin Jones and Brad Evans would bring Seattle that much closer to history.
Nouhou received a deflected ball at the top of the 18-yard-box, faked a shot and then played a simple ball to Jones on the left side of the box. Jones took one touch before curling in a beautiful cross with the outside of his left foot to the back post where Evans dove for the emphatic goal, which cut the deficit to one and set up the dramatic come-from-behind victory.