Sunday, October 07, 2007

Assist Artist - Steve Ralston

In soccer, a sport where one goal is often the difference, the scorers get the glory. But the passes leading to those goals can be as brilliant as the scores. And nobody playing Major League Soccer today is passing better than the New England Revolution midfielder Steve Ralston. In a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls on July 14, with a simple backward pass off his heel to Shalrie Joseph (who passed to Andy Dorman, who scored), Ralston racked up his 115th assist, replacing Colombia's Carlos Valderrama as the league's all-time assist leader.
A good article in the Sunday Globe Magazine section today on Steve Ralston of the New England Revolution. Read the full article here.