Interesting article popped into the news feed this morning as I wait for my flight to LAX. In an interview with ESPN’s Leander Schaerlaeckens, New York Red Bulls sporting director Erik Soler was discussing goalkeepers when Marcus Hahnemann‘s name came up.
“No, we have not spoken to Hahnemann,” Soler said to ESPN.com. “As I understand, he’s on his way to Seattle. So I don’t think that’s an option for us.”
Certainly this isn’t the first sign that Hahnemann could be a Sounder in the near future. Seattle GM Adrian Hanauer said the possibility has been discussed just last month.
Hahnemann is a local product that collegiately at Seattle Pacific, helping lead the Falcons to a national championship. He also played a couple years for the A-League Sounders (even earning his way onto that remarkable tifo from the Timbers game).
With Kasey Keller set to retire after this season, Hahnemann has seemingly been the favored choice to assume that role in 2012. He would likely enter the league through the allocation order, since he’s a U.S. national, which could complicate the process. This story, however, just makes it seem that much more likely that Hahnemann’s next stop is inevitably Seattle.