Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Scott, Levesque sign Sounder deals
by Ridge Mahoney, March 17th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Two more former USL Sounders have moved up to the MLS level. Defender Zach Scott and forward Roger Levesque are the newest additions, bringing the total of USL "graduates" to six. Already on board were goalkeeper Chris Eylander, forward Sebastian LeToux, midfielder Sanny Nyassi and defender Taylor Graham.

Levesque is a six-year Sounders veteran, having joined Seattle officially in 2004 after playing three games for 2003 MLS champion San Jose, which had selected him earlier that year in the SuperDraft and loaned him to the USL team.

He scored eight goals in 2004 and led the team with 10 goals in its championship season of 2005. In 2007, he was named All-USL second team, as the Sounders again won the title. He ranks fifth in franchise history with 27 goals, and seventh in assists (16) and games played (130).

A graduate of Stanford University, Levesque played for Cardinal teams that reached the NCAA semifinals in his junior year and the championship game as a senior. He played alongside Graham at Stanford and for the USL-1 Sounders.

"Roger is a player who has been committed to the Seattle area," said head coach Sigi Schmid. "He is very active and has a very good work rate."

Scott, 28, is another two-time USL champion, having played the past seven seasons for Seattle after finishing his college career at Gonzaga. In 139 league games he scored eight goals and registered three assists. Like fellow Zag Brian Ching, he is a native of Hawaii.

"Zach is a very hard-nosed consistent defender, who takes a lot of pride in his defending play," said Schmid. "He helps solidify our defense and make us stronger."

Seattle plays its first MLS game Thursday against New York at Qwest Field.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: Brazilian sent off for jumping the gun    
Here's the kind of ejection you don't see very often: Santos midfielder Geuvanio got a yellow ...
Video Pick: Dallas' Diaz slips it under the wall     
Mauro Diaz (Dallas), Ethan Finlay (Columbus), Kaka (Orlando City), Sebastian Lletget (Los Angeles) and Tyrone Mears ...
Bobby Wood to remain in German second division    
U.S. striker Bobby Wood has signed with Union Berlin, which finished seventh in the German second ...
TV Report: USA-Japan shatters U.S. soccer viewing record    
The USA's 5-2 victory over Japan in the 2015 Women's World Cup final averaged 25.4 million ...
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"Carli's performance was as good as any performance in a World Cup final by any man ...
Awards: Lloyd named top player, Solo top keeper    
Carli Lloyd, whose stunning hat trick led the USA to the Women's World Cup title with ...
Turning Points | It takes an entire team of stars    
In the end, Carli Lloyd was the star, scoring six of the USA's last nine goals ...
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd    
"I just completely zoned out and dreamed of playing in a World Cup final and visualized ...
USA-Japan takeaways: 15ers peak at right time    
The adage of growing stronger as a tournament unfolds was borne out Sunday when the USA ...
NASL Weekend: Ottawa extends record shutout streak    
The Ottawa Fury opened the NASL fall season with a 2-0 win over Jacksonville Armada FC ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives