SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that they have loaned forward Roger Levesque to the Seattle Sounders for the entire USL First Division season. The Quakes retain the option to recall Levesque at any point during the 2005 MLS season.
Levesque, 24, has played parts of the previous two seasons with Seattle. The Portland, ME native has already returned to Seattle to play in the Sounders' match against the Portland Timbers this Saturday, April 30. In 2004, Levesque was a dominant player on the Seattle team, leading the Sounders in playing time with 2,467 minutes on the field. He was also the club's second leading scorer with eight goals and four assists on the season. In 2003, he played six games for the Sounders and scored two goals, while dishing out one assist. He also started three playoff games that season. This season with San Jose, he has played 90 minutes in all three MLS reserve league games.
In another transaction, the Quakes loaned rookie goalkeeper Robbie Fulton to the Seattle Sounders for their Saturday, April 30 match against the Portland Timbers. Fulton will return to San Jose and rejoin the Quakes in training next week.
Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) - Earthquakes loan F Roger Levesque to Seattle Sounders (USL First Division) for remainder of USL First Division season. Earthquakes loan GK Robbie Fulton to Seattle Sounders (USL First Division) for one game.