- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On September 14, 2012
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- 2012 MLS Allocation Order, Features, Marcus Hahnemann
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 the allocation order from Toronto FC for a conditional draft pick.
Hahnemann had been without a club since his release from Everton FC in May.
The former A-League Sounder and Colorado Rapids keeper had been in Europe since 2000. He first landed at Fulham, then also played at Rochdale and Reading on loan before joining Reading permanently in 2002. He later joined Wolverhampton Wanderers and then most recently Everton, where he played understudy to Tim Howard but never made a first-team appearance.
The 40-year old will be the back up to Michael Gspurning. If anything this looks like a move for the season for Seattle. Either way, Seattle finally got their man.
As for the Allocation order, don’t expect an update on it from me after this move. The league’s roster freeze went into effect today meaning no other player will sign with the league this season and go through the allocation order.