The Seattle Sounders have made sure that another of their hometown heroes is staying put for at least another season.
The club announced on Tuesday they it has re-signed veteran goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, bringing the Seattle native back to the club where he has spent the past two seasons. Hahnemann joins Josh Ford and Stefan Frei as netminders currently on Seattle's roster.
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"We are looking forward to having Marcus back in a Sounders FC uniform," said Sounders FC sporting director Chris Henderson in a statement. "He will continue to add veteran leadership and has proven to be solid between the posts. Marcus has had a fantastic career for club and country and we are proud he will be staying with his hometown team."
The 41-year-old Hahnemann, who has made nine appearances with the US national team in his career, started four matches for Seattle in 2013. He posted a 2-2 record, had one shutout and made six saves for the club that gave him his start back in 1994.
Two of Hahnemann's starts last season came down the stretch as former No. 1 Michael Gspurning struggled. The World Cup veteran also started the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals against Portland while Gspurning was serving a red-card suspension. The Austrian was not retained for 2014.