The Black Cats took a big step towards Premier League survival with a dramatic victory.
The 33-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur man scored his first goal from open play this season to help the Sounders beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0.
The 19-year-old midfielder has made 27 appearances for the Gers this season but only recently returned to the starting line-up after a spell on the sidelines.
Everton were beaten 3-1 by Leicester City in their most recent outing.
Queens Park Rangers striker Conor Washington has failed to score in any of his first 15 appearances for the London club.
Lee Cattermole has been in impressive form for Sunderland recently.
Eric Black has stuck by Aston Villa's more experienced players since taking charge.
Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored eight goals in the Premier League this season.
Watford’s Quique Sanchez Flores has been linked with Everton.
Leeds United drew 1-1 with Preston North End yesterday.