Seattle's friendly tomorrow against Chelsea also will mark the end of Roger Levesque's playing career, as he will retire afterward and head off to business school.
Levesque -- one of the most popular of USL and MLS Sounders -- was asked if he expects to be emotional. And he gave an answer that shows why he's one of the most popular of USL and MLS Sounders:
"I don’t know," he said. "Potentially. I’ve held it together pretty well until this point.
"I was actually just thinking about it the other day: The last time I cried – this is actually pretty funny – we were on a team flight I think back from New England. It wasn’t that long ago. I watched “We Bought a Zoo.” And something about the movie really struck a chord. I don’t know. Jhon Kennedy (Hurtado) is sitting next to me, and I’m tearing up, and I’m like “Oh, … this is embarrassing.” The potential is there. We’ll see. I probably shouldn’t have said that out loud.
"… It will be a little bit emotional just because the last nine years of my life has been completely dedicated to the Sounders organization, and the fans and the players and the organization – the fans and the players and the front office, everybody and anybody – has given back so much and been such an influence and effectual in my life to get to the point where I am today. So, a lot of thank yous, a lot of hugs, maybe a few tears; but I’m looking forward to it."