Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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
Levesque leaves on positive note
Seattle Times, July 19th, 2012 1:28PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, seattle sounders

MOST COMMENTED

Roger Levesque, the 31-year-old Seattle Sounders forward whose time with the club dates back to its days in the USL First Division, played his last game on Wednesday. He retired after the friendly against Chelsea to pursue a master's degree in business at the University of Washington.

As Seattle Times columnist Steve Kelley noted in a recent column on Levesque, it's been a fun ride for Levesque, known for his unusual goal celebrations. After scoring a goal in a 2009 Open Cup match in Portland Levesque stood like a fir tree as Nate Jaqua chopped him down. "The Scuba Dive" against the New York Red Bulls made ESPN's highlights last season,

Levesque, who played his college ball at Stanford, arrived in Seattle in 2003 on loan from the San Jose Earthquakes and ended up staying.

"Coming out of Stanford, I thought maybe I'd play a couple of years, just sort of see how it goes," Levesque said. "Now here I am, 11 years later. I never thought I'd end up in Seattle, but Brian Schmetzer [the USL Sounders head coach now an assistant with the MLS Sounders] comes to mind when I think about how I ended up here. I was coming off ACL surgery in 2003 in San Jose and Brian called and said, 'Hey, you want to come up here and play some games?' He was a big reason why I came up here initially and a big reason why I kept coming back."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
World Cup Boosts German Beer Sales    
The World Cup is credited for boosting German beer sales by 4.4 percent in the year's ...
Glazers Selling selling 8 million Man United    
The Glazer family will make around $150 million by selling 8 million shares of its stake ...
Former Palestine Midfielder Killed in Bombing    
Former Palestinian national team player Ahed Zaqout has been killed by an Israeli bomb that hit ...
Neymar Aims to Be Fit for Barcelona Opener    
Brazilian star, Neymar, who fractured a bone in his back following a challenge from Colombia's Juan ...
Mourinho: Lukaku Lacked Motivation    
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho, after his club sold 21-year-old Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku to Everton for ...
Former Zambia Boss Takes Ivory Coast's Helm    
Frenchman Herve Renard has been appointed coach of Ivory Coast, replacing Sabri Lamouchi, who left after ...
Steven Gerrard: 'Every Person Slips'    
Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out ...
La Liga Champ Eying Chicharito    
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who started just six Premier League games for Manchester United last season ...
No Charges for Moyes Over Bar Incident    
Former Manchester United coach David Moyes is in the clear after he was investigated over an ...
West Ham Acquires Ecuador World Cup Striker    
West Ham has finalized a $20 million transfer of Ecuador striker Enner Valencia from Mexican club ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives