2003 Aug 7

From today's Sounders news release:

Sounders Acquire Roger Levesque from San Jose Earthquakes for Rest of Season

The Seattle Sounders today announced that San Jose Earthquakes forward Roger Levesque will be released to the Sounders for the remainder of the 2003 season.

The 6-2, 174 pound native of Maine was selected by San Jose in the third round of the 2003 MLS Superdraft.

The 2002 graduate of Stanford University ended his Cardinal career as one of the most decorated athletes in school history, playing in 76 matches and recording 30 career assists, third all-time at Stanford. Levesque's 88 points puts him in sixth place on the Stanford all-time list.

In his senior year at Stanford, Levesque was named Third Team All-American, First Team All-Far West, First Team All-Pac-10 and named to the All-Tournament Team at the NCAA College Cup where they lost to Maryland, 1-0.

"After talking to Earthquakes personnel, including former Sounder Brian Ching, we feel that Roger will add a nice offensive threat down the stretch," said Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer.

Levesque (LE-VECK), a Developmental Player this season with the Quakes, recently recovered from a torn right ACL injury suffered in January, 2003 while playing with the U. S. U-23 National Team in Portugal.

Levesque will be available when the Sounders face the Portland Timbers in a huge home and home series August 9th-10th. Playoff implications litter this battle for a Western Conference berth in post-season play.

Vitals:
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 174 lbs.
Age: 22
Birthdate: 1981 Jan 22
Hometown: Portland, Maine (the good Portland)