Roger Levesque is leaving the game of soccer and will play in his final match next Wednesday in a friendly against Chelsea FC. In a column by Seattle Times sports writer Steve Kelley, Levesque says he is quitting soccer to pursue a master's degree in business at the University of Washington.
Levesque joined the Sounders organization in 2006, and became a part of the MLS expansion team in 2009 as a reserve player. Last year was Levesque's most productive year in the MLS, starting nine games and scoring three goals for the Sounders, along with a key game-winning assist in a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution.
The forward gained the attention of soccer fans across the country after his two goal performance and creative "Scuba Dive" celebration in a match against the New York Red Bulls last season.
Here is video of Levesque's impressive goal and equally impressive celebration:
Roger Levesque Diving Celebration (via themls2010)
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