At some point one has to call it a career on and off the field. Professional athlete or otherwise. The end game is not to stay too long and leave on you own terms. An altruistic goal for one and all. For a few lucky souls it’s not just about leaving on your own terms when the time comes, but looking back and knowing you did it your way which was the right way.
On Wednesday Seattle Sounders FC announced defender Zach Scott intention to retire once the Sounders season come to an end. When the curtain closes at season’s end Scott will be able to join a short list of athletes who played their whole professional career with the same team.
Some of the notables that have achieved the rare feat include, Derek Jeter( New York Yankees), Kobe Bryant ( Los Angeles Lakers) and Carl Ripken Jr. (Baltimore Orioles)
The Hawaiian born Scott was a true servant to the club, a warrior who played when and where ever he was needed in his 15 years wearing a Seattle uniform at the USL and MLS levels. Scott is one of three remaining original Sounders FC’s expansion team that joined the MLS in 2009.
The Sounders will be back in action Saturday afternoon when they take on the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (1:00 p.m PT) at Centtury Link Field