Avid fans of Major League Soccer have more to look forward to as Marcus Hahnemann is returning to his hometown team, the Seattle Sounders Football Club. Well-known to the world for habitual listening to heavy-metal music before every match, the Emerald City native is ecstatic tobe back where he started his professional career 18 years ago. Naturally, his new soccer team management officials share the same feelings.
“This is where I started my career and I wanted to finish here,” said Hahnemann in a statement to the media. “This is what we’ve always dreamed would happen in Seattle, and what I always wanted when I was here.”
The 40-year-old footballer was released from the Everton FC in May, and hasn’t joined any other club since then. America’s favorite rocker recently signed a contract with MLS, and was returned to the league through the allocation process.
Hahnemann unquestionably had a fruitful career throughout the years leading up to date. After graduating from Seattle Pacific University, he moved on to playing for the Seattle Sounders in 1994. By the year 1996, the Sounders was able to win the A-league title, making soccer team management officials truly proud for the first time.
From there, the Goalie of German descent took his love and skills for soccer to the next level by signing up with Colorado in 1997, eventually helping them reach the MLS cup– a first-time achievement in the franchise’s history.
In 1999, Hahnemann signed up with English Club Fulham, but was unable to become the first-choice goalie. While enjoying loan spells with Rochdale and Reading, he eventually signed with the latter in 2002. After making 276 league appearances by 2009, the talented player was transferred to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
As a decorated and experienced footballer, Hahnemann’s return to his hometown would definitely be prolific for the team. Here, the American will be made to backup Michael Gspurning, who soccer team management officials believe has been performing exceptionally well during his first year.
While some people believe that his over-the-hill age may have negative impacts on his game, many argue that the rocker still has plenty left in his tank, and brings unparalleled, useful experience to the soccer eam.
“Adding Marcus for the final stretch gives us experience and quality on and off the field to supplement our current core of goalkeepers,” said head coach SigiSchmid in a statement to the media.