“He’s a very smart kid. I tell my wife he’s like an old man because he listens to older music, like Phil Collins
, and he doesn’t run out partying with his friends and do
all that stuff. He’s very serious."
-- Ulises Leyva
, father of 15-year-old midfielder Danny Levya
, who has been playing regularly for the Seattle Sounders in preseason
after signing a pro contract with their USL team. He left home in Las Vegas at the age of 14 to join the Sounders' academy program. Giving up college opportunities so young was not an easy decision
for the family to make. Ulises Leyva earned a civil engineering degree in Mexico before moving to Las Vegas. (Seattle Times