There are a few numbers in soccer with a mystique to them. The 9 is the goal scorer. The 10 is the creator. While the Seattle Sounders have had varying quality wear the 9, with the 10 it is list of the most technically skilled players, including two Designated Players. Nicolas Lodeiro joins Freddie Ljungberg, Mauro Rosales and Marco Pappa as the 10 shirt.
These are the assist men with fancy feet and great vision. They are the providers. Freddie assisted 12 times in a year and a half as a Sounder. Rosales earned 34 assists in three seasons. Pappa had 11 in his two years.
Lodeiro wore the 14 with Boca Juniors and the 10 with Uruguay. Now with the Sounders he will take over the shirt, and role of primary creator that was last best held by Mauro Rosales another man signed after playing for an Argentine giant.
Name: Nicolás Lodeiro
Born: March 21, 1989
Hometown: Paysandú, Uruguay
Jersey Number: 10
Acquired: Signed on July 27, 2016 as a Designated Player