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)
Sounders Roll Over Chivas USA, Clinch 4th Straight US Open Cup Final Apppearance
For more on Sounders FC soccer, head over to Sounder At Heart.