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This 32-pass scoring sequence is something to behold

The buildup to the Sounders fourth goal against the Earthquakes included all 11 players touching the ball and 32 connected passes.

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There were no shortage of pretty goals in the Seattle Sounders’ 7-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, but we probably won’t see another one quite like their fourth. The sequence that led up to Joevin Jones’ first goal of the night involved 32 connected passes, featured all 11 players on the field getting at least one touch and took about 90 second to completely unfold.

Thankfully, the Sounders social team sped it up, included a counter and added some sound effects to make it a bit easier to appreciate:

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Count ‘em up!

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What I appreciated about this sequence is how the Sounders worked the ball deep into the Earthquakes end before completely resetting rather than trying to force the action. In fact, it’s Stefan Frei’s pass and Jones’ header that gets the final attacking portion of the sequence started.

I don’t know how often the Sounders can use possession to this level of effectiveness but it’s certainly encouraging to know the have it in their bag of tools.

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