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One of the Emerald City Supporters' favorite players is stepping away from the game.
Roger Levesque will retire after Wednesday's friendly against Chelsea, according to The Seattle Times, ending a 10-year career spent mostly with the Sounders, both in USL and MLS. He was with the Sounders' USL team from 2004-2008, spent part of the 2003, 2004 and 2005 seasons with the San Jose Earthquakes and accompanied the Sounders to MLS in 2009, remaining with the team ever since. He will be pursuing a masters degree in business as part of his post-playing endeavors, according to The Times.
Levesque, a cult-hero-type player in Seattle, has been one of the key figures in the latest incarnation of the Seattle-Portland rivalry, and even though he did not score all that often, he had a knack for coming up with some great goal celebrations when he did. His falling tree celebration after a U.S. Open Cup goal 48 seconds into a third-round match against the USL Timbers in Portland in 2009 and scuba dive celebration after his second goal of the game against the New York Red Bulls last season were extra memorable. Levesque also scored the eventual game-winning goal against D.C. United in the 2009 U.S. Open Cup at RFK Stadium, kicking off the Sounders' run of dominance in the tournament.
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