- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 2, 2011
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- 2011 Allocation Order, Marcus Hahnemann
I made a list a while back of players I thought best fit the mold of coming back to play in Major League Soccer either this year or even in the next. One of those players was veteran keeper Marcus Hahnemann, who was let go by Wolverhampton today after two years with the club.
The 38-year old is with the US National Team right now getting ready for the Gold Cup. Hahnemann will likely be the number two keeper behind Tim Howard for the Cup.
Hahnemann is no stranger to MLS as he once played for the Colorado Rapids back in the late 90s. With MLS being a completely different animal since his last go around in the league, he would still find himself as one of the best keepers in the league should he sign with a club this summer.
Being that he is a returning USMNT player, he’ll go in the Allocation system should he sign with the league. Currently Chivas USA has the top spot in that order and there is no question in my mind that they could use a keeper like Hahnemann. While Dan Kennedy has done well for them as of late it would be hard to pass up a chance to get someone that could easily win games for you in goal like Hahnemann.
After Chivas in the order is Philadelphia, Houston, and Toronto.
Of course the most likely destination for him would be Seattle. Hahnemann already said on Twitter that he would like to talk to Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid. Of course Seattle would have to do a lot to move up in the Allocation order to get him, plus they’d have to do some major talking to get him to take a few months off before joining the club. After all they still have Kasey Keller for the rest of the year, and he’s pretty good ya know?