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Levesque on his two goals and scuba celebration

On how many free drinks he has coming to him tonight) "Well, we've got a game Sunday, so just Gatorade and water tonight...maybe a protein shake."

On his two goals) "I think it was just being in the right place at the right time, just working at getting to great spots. A great ball got whipped in by Leo (Gonzalez) at the near post and we always talk about getting a guy to that near post, even if you don't get it you're pulling defenders or distracting the goalkeeper. I was lucky to get a touch on it. The second one I was just running and putting the goalie under pressure. He took a touch, a little extra touch, and the ball got caught up in his feet. Then I got a good bounce in behind him and hopefully I don't miss that one."

On playing against Red Bulls goalkeeper Greg Sutton several times in the past and if he knew that he takes a little longer with the ball at his feet) ") It just happened right place, right time. I played against him long in the storied past in the USL past against that guy. I had some good wins against him. I think he’s probably not a huge fan of Seattle right now."

On Kasey Keller's comment on hustle and players who pressure the goalkeeper 100-200 times before getting that result) "Absolutely, I think that's my mentality from day one. Maybe I'm not the most technical guy, but I always work on getting good positions and fortunately tonight was one of those nights where I got in two good spots and the ball went in. If you always find yourself in front of the goal you give yourself a chance."

On what his two goals do for his confidence and the confidence of the team) "We're going to approach Sunday exactly the same. Sigi (Schmid) always says, 'Make home a fortress. You got to get points at home.' It's difficult to win and pick up points on the road, so any points we get now at this point in the season is a feather in our cap down the road. The more we can pick up is great. We're going to go into Sunday with the same mentality. Whatever players are on the field are going to work and hopefully get the job done."

On his backward dive scuba celebration) "That's something Mike Fucito and I have been working on for awhile now. I didn't really expect it to knock the wind out of me." (Here's the second goal and the death-defying celebration.)

On what goes through his head as he is passing the goalie and sees nothing but him and the net) "Just get rid of it. You hear footsteps. If it's not the goalie, it's somebody else trying to recover and come right through you. I think it was my 30-year-old legs and quick first-step explosion...No, I was just lucky to get a bounce and get the ball out in front of the goal."

On the crowd) "The atmosphere was awesome, it was electric. Scoring four goals as a group, getting a win, hopefully we give those people a reason to come back."

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