Marcus Hahnemann

Zach Scott

Zach Scott joins Sounders broadcast team

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Keith Costigan and Matt Johnson reprise their play-by-play roles, Jackie Montgomery returns to studio.

A few days before the Seattle Sounders take on the Houston Dynamo to begin their quest to repeat as MLS Cup champions, the front office has announced their 2017 regional broadcast lineup.

Keith Costigan and Matt Johnson will reprise their play-by-play roles on TV and radio, respectively.

Brad Evans, Osvaldo Alonso to coach Zach Scott’s testimonial match

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This is shaping up to be quite the cast.

Players and coaches continue to line up for a chance to participate in Zach Scott's testimonial match on March 1 at Memorial Stadium.

The latest names to be added to the roster are Brad Evans and Osvaldo Alonso, who will serve as coaches. They are also the last two original MLS Sounders.

Two wake-ups from a Sounders Rave

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DeAndre Yedlin and Marcus Hahnemann are both home grown, though only one is per the rule. For Scott this has become home. They are from three different generations. They get ready for the season in different ways.

They are all Sounders and on Saturday night they join in your Sounders Rave.

Seattle Sounders

CONCACAF Champions League: A reason to hope

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When the Seattle Sounders FC take on dominant Club America they will do so with their best CCL squad ever.

When Sigi Schmid last took the Seattle Sounders to the CONCACAF Champions League Knockout Rounds he did so with a squad that featured several rotational players rather than starters. They went 1-1-2 with a zero goal differential (4 for, 4 against), beating UANL Tigres and getting edged by Santos Laguna.

Marcus Hahnemann makes retirement official

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Marcus Hahnemann officially retired from MLS as a member of the Seattle Sounders. Hahnemann made two World Cup squads with the USMNT. Read More

Game Thread: Seattle Sounders vs. Philadelphia Union

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CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
May 3, 2014
10:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Sounder At Heart
Starting XI
Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins Forward Cristian Maidana, Andrew Wenger, Sebastien Le Toux
Brad Evans, Gonzalo Pineda, Osvaldo Alonso, Lamar Neagle Midfield Brian Carroll, Maurice Edu, Vincent Nogueira
DeAndre Yedlin, Djimi Traore, Chad Marshall, Dylan Remick Defense Ray Gaddis, Aaron Wheeler, Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams
Stefan Frei Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Marcus Hahnemann, Zach Scott, Jalil Anibaba, Andy Rose, Marco Pappa, Chad Barrett, Kenny Cooper Bench Andre Blake, Austin Berry, Fabinho, Michael Lahoud, Leo Fernandes, Antoine Hoppenot, Conor Casey
Stats (Explained Here)

Sounders re-sign Hahnemann

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Marcus Hahnemann will be sticking around his hometown club.

The Seattle Sounders announced on Wednesday that they have re-signed Hahnemann, the veteran goalkeeper who made four regular season appearances for the club in 2013. The 41-year-old Seattle native also started the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals vs.

Seattle, Houston win

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The Seattle Sounders andHouston Dynamowon their preliminary round matches, and will host the #1 ranked teams in their respective conferences this weekend. Portland will travel to CenturyLink Field on Saturday, November 2, and Red Bull NY will visitBBVA Compass Stadiumon Sunday, November 3. On a rainy night in Seattle, the Soundersforced Colorado 'keeper Clint Irwin to make several saves

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Quote Sheet: FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders

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FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman

On moving forward...

The comment was just let this one go. We'll try to refocus on the next one.

On whether his team's scoring dry spell is being caused by back luck...

No, I just don't think we're playing – I don't think we're in good form.

Training Report: Day 1 of fitness testing

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RENTON - When media members were let into the fieldhouse at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Sounders FC training, we saw exactly what we expected to see. Andy Rose and David Estrada were among the top three in the first heat of the beep test, battling with Alex Caskey for aerobic-fitness superiority.

“Cold-blooded” Sounders cruise to CCL victory in Hahnemann’s Seattle debut

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SEATTLE, Wash. It might not have been the usual Seattle crowd or the most meaningful match, but for Marcus Hahnemann it sure felt good to be home.

"The training has been great," said Hahnemann, "I've been getting sharper every day, but to actually get out on the field was awesome.

Sounders Stay Perfect in Champions League

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The Seattle Sounders finished perfect in their CONCACAF Champions League group at home on Wednesday with a 3-1 defeat of Marathón. Having already secured a spot in the quarterfinals, the Sounders mostly used reserve players. Marcus Hahnemann, the Seattle native [...]

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Sounders Pound Marathon 3-1 Behind Goals By Ochoa, Zakuani & Estrada

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In a game that long periods of patient play by both sides it was the Seattle Sounders that burst through several times. The goals scored by Seattle came through clever passes from multiple angles. Sammy Ochoa opened scoring in the 23rd minute. His fourth of the current CCL cycle and again proves that he is a non-league All-Star.

Sounders v CD Marathon CONCACAF Champions League - Gamethread

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Wednesday night's CONCACAF Champions League match starts at 7 PM at CenturyLink Field. The Seattle Sounders FC faithful will host CD Marathon in a likely small crowd in a match that is marginally important. Neither side is expected to field a full strength lineup.

For Sigi Schmid and the Sounders this means resting some of their tired legs from playing the second most matches in 2012.

CONCACAF Champions League preview: Sounders, Toronto FC look for wins

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The group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League is in its last days, and on Wednesday night, two MLS teams are in action.

The Seattle Sounders face Marathon of Honduras at CenturyLink Field, with Seattle having clinched the Group 4 title and a spot in the quarterfinals.

MLS salaries updated: Sounders paying players about $4.2 million in guaranteed compensation

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Despite setting an attendance record for the fourth straight year, the Seattle Sounders remain relatively frugal with their spending, according to the latest salary dump from the MLS Players' Union. The Sounders' total guaranteed compensation comes in at about $4.2 million, which ranks as the eighth highest figure in MLS.

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Marcus Hahnemann is bringing the bam home. America's favourite fleshy-metal netkeeper is returning to his town Seattle Sounders, the spot where he began his professional callingeighteentwelvemonths ago. Seattle acquired the II-time World Cup man who signed a contract with Major League Soccer on Friday and returned to the league via the allotment procedure [.

Hahnemann is a Sounder

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Marcus Hahnemann has returned to Major League Soccer as a member of the Seattle Sounders, the club announced on Friday. Seattle traded Toronto a conditional draft pick to move up to the top slot in the allocation ranking. They used that to select Hahnemann, who joins the team as soon as MLS receives his international transfer clearance.

Marcus Hahnemann Returns To MLS With Seattle

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The Seattle Sounders finally have their keeper. After chasing keeper Marcus Hahnemann for the better part of a year (or even more), the Sounders signed the veteran keeper today. Hahnemann signed a contract with Major League Soccer on Friday and returned to the league via the allocation process – Seattle acquired the top spot in [.

Marcus Hahnemann, Former Sounder, To Join MLS Via Allocation

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Former Sounders legend Marcus Hahnemann reached an agreement with MLS and will find a new team through the Allocation process per The King County native (Kentridge and Newport High Schools) played for the A-League Sounders, Colorado Rapids, Fulham, Rochdale, Reading, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton.

Philadelphia Union

Williams acknowledges pressure, league news ahead of Cup final, US-Netherlands friendly, more

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Entering final contract year, Sheanon Williams acknowledges pressure. MLS news ahead of Sunday's championship final. US to face Netherlands in June. More.

The Bradley bomb, a chat about training facilities, more news

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Michael Bradley to Toronto. How building a Union training facility just got real. More player moves from across MLS. More news.

Union start USOC play on May 28, moving on from KC, Hoffman happy, more

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Union begin US Open Cup play on May 28th. U looks to learn from mistakes against KC as they prepare for Rapids. Chandler happy in LA. USWNT begin Algarve Cup play. New Fox channel. Lesbians banned from Nigerian football, more.

Dreary draw, more news

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Recaps and reaction to Saturday's dreary draw. Eastern conference roundup. USWNT comes from behind to defeat Australia in friendly. Brazilian armadillo. More news.

Sigi Schmid

Match Day 1: Title Defense Begins

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By the time KC takes the field tomorrow in Seattle against the Sounders to start the 2014 MLS season, it will have been just 91 days since Sporting KC lifted the 2013 MLS Cup. They were the last ones off the field in 2013 and will be one of the first teams back on it as they and the Sounders are the first game of the 2014 season.

Sounders show improvement still lose - Santos Laguna up 1-0 into leg two

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With a starting lineup that was clearly chosen to send a message Sigi Schmid's Seattle Sounders played a better game of soccer than their recent past. It was also quite different. The aggressive 4-1-4-1 put pressure higher than Seattle typically deploys. This created a few transitions further up field and led to some interesting attacks, but the Santos Laguna counter bypassing that midfield either over the top or with one touch 20 yard passes would create too many counters.

Major League Soccer

MLS Weekly: Week 11

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Article by Leanne Elston
The Games
Three that Matter

Sporting Kansas City 0-1 Seattle Sounders

A 1-0 win for the Sounders at Sporting Park was the first of two important wins for them in this round (the second being a 4-0 home win against the San Jose Earthquakes).

2013 Allocation Ranking Left Back opportunities for Sounders

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MLS player acquisition rules can be quirky. One of those is Allocation Ranking (sometimes called Allocation Order). Seattle used Allocation Ranking, or a trade directly after the use of Allocation, to acquire Kasey Keller (#1), Sammy Ochoa (traded for #3), Eddie Johnson (traded for after Montreal used #1) and Marcus Hahnemann (traded for after Toronto used #3).

Tony Meola: Michael Gspurning was outstanding last year; started strong again

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SEATTLE - U.S. legend Tony Meola was in town to do some promotional work for Allstate, an MLS sponsor. While he was around, he obliged me with a lengthy interview on all things national team-, goalkeeping- and Seattle-related.

Read the bulk of the interview at American Soccer Now, but here are a couple of tidbits that make more sense for our audience.

Questions: How many keepers?

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By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Oct 16, 2012) US Soccer Players -- In Tuesday's column, Tony counts the goalkeepers in Seattle, contrasts the soccer and gridiron situation in Vancouver, and digs deeper into penalty kicks. How many goalkeepers are on the Sounders roster? Five: Michael Gspurning, Marcus Hahnemann, Andrew Weber, Josh Ford, and Bryan Meredith.

Bolton Wanderers

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Josh Gatt made his return to Molde FK's starting lineup this weekend, and he might be staying there for the foreseeable future after a strong outing in a blowout win.

Molde topped Stabaek 5-0 on Saturday, and Gatt contributed to the rout with a goal and an assist.

Americans Abroad: A Look Ahead

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It is do-or-die time for Bolton Wanderers.

Staring relegation in the face, Bolton will only avoid the drop to the Championship if they win their game at Stoke City and Manchester City tops Queens Park Rangers on Sunday. Tim Ream should resume his role in central defense for the Trotters, and he will need to help shutdown the likes of Peter Crouch and Kenwyne Jones to give Bolton a chance at staying in the EPL.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Sacha Kljestan will never forget what he accomplished this weekend.

Kljestan won his first trophy as a professional on Sunday, as RSC Anderlecht secured the Pro League championship with a 1-1 draw versus Club Brugge despite two games still left to play in the season.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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As far as season finales go, DaMarcus Beasley could not have had a much better performance to close out his first year in Mexico.

Beasley capped his season with Puebla with a Man of the Match-worthy outing, playing a pivotal role in the club overcoming a one-goal deficit to defeat Tigres UANL, 2-1.

The Rest

Former US Keeper Marcus Hahnemann Blacks Out in Navy Flight

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Despite Marcus Hahnemann's 42 year old body being in tip top shape it just wasn't enough to beat off a 7.6 G-force turn in an Navy F-18 Blue Angel!

The former International, Premier League and now Seattle Sounders stopper is seen gasping for air before blacking out for around 8 seconds during the turn which put's about 1,657 pounds of force onto the body, shoving the blood out of the brain and down towards his feet, so it's no surprise he blacked out to be fair.

Sounders top Earthquakes on penalties in Open Cup

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Eighteen corner kicks, 31 shots, and overtime couldn't get the job done Tuesday night, but the Seattle Sounders made quick business of the San Jose Earthquakes on penalty kicks, advancing to the quarterfinals in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Alan Gordon hit the post on San Jose's second attempt before goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann snuffed out rookie J.

Major Link Soccer: First Kick, Final Roster Tweaks

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I won't blame anyone for not caring about the links below. After all, in ~24 hours most of us will have the opportunity to see our beloved team play in person. That is an excellent thing. More excellent than season premieres of Archer and Psych combined. It has only been three months, but even with the excellent Seahawks season, it feels like three YEARS.

Nos Audietis, Episode 74: Featuring Marcus Hahnemann

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Real life got in the way last week, prompting us to take a mini-hiatus. We're back now and have an extra surprise: Sounders goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann (@hahnemann1).

The veteran of two World Cups and hundreds of professional appearances in England joined us to talk about the realization of his dream to play in Seattle again.

Summer Transfers Winners And Losers

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The summer transfer window has closed, with the usual rush if signings on the last day, including US star Clint Dempsey moving to Spurs.

Here is a look at who I thought were the winners and losers in the transfer window?

Tottenham Hotspur
Before Friday afternoon I had Spurs in the losers category.

Losing streak halted at 6

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The Colorado Rapids got a first half goal and then made the lead stand up for the first time in more than a month, bringing to an end a record-tying worst losing streak.

Joseph Nane got the goal, sending a left-footed smash into the roof of the goal in the 38th minute, and the Rapids got the win over rival Real Salt Lake on Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.