- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - Former U.S national team goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann has announced his retirement from soccer after spending the majority of his career playing in England.

Hahnemann was a backup for the Seattle Sounders for the past two years. He announced his retirement through the club on Monday.

Hahnemann spent 13 seasons playing in England for Fulham, Reading, Wolverhampton and Everton. Hahnemann had nine caps for the U.S. in international play and was on the 2006 and 2010 U.S. World Cup rosters.

Hahnemann, 42, started his pro career playing for the A-League Seattle Sounders in 1994. His first MLS stop was in Colorado in 1997 and he made 11 appearances in all competitions for the Sounders after returning in 2012.

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