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September 14, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Update: Sounders FC acquires GK Marcus Hahnemann through allocation process

Seattle Sounders FC Logo.jpgUPDATE 5:50 p.m. — It’s official. Sounders FC has acquired goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, a Seattle native, through the allocation process. Seattle traded a conditional draft pick to Toronto FC, the top team in the allocation order, to acquire Hahnemann.

“Adding Marcus for the final stretch gives us experience and quality on and off the field to supplement our current core of goalkeepers,” said coach Sigi Schmid in a news release.

Hahnemann, 40, will be added to the roster upon receipt of his international clearance.

“This is where I started my career and I wanted to finish here,” said Hahnemann in the release. “This is what we’ve always dreamed would happen in Seattle, and what I always wanted when I was here.”

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Goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, a Seattle native, has signed with MLS and his club will be determined Friday afternoon.

Since Hahnemann, who played locally in high school, college and the lower-division Sounders, has U.S. men’s national team experience, he must go through the allocation process. Seattle ranks 10th in the order and would likely have to make a trade to acquire him.

Sky Sports in England has reported that Hahnemann is, in fact, set to join the Sounders, who already have four goalkeepers under contract.

The Sounders, through a team spokesman, said they had nothing to announce right now.

Hahnemann has been linked to a Seattle return a few times in past years — particularly as a potential replacement for Kasey Keller, who retired in 2011 — but the Sounders often referenced the allocation order as a sticking point.

A two-time World Cup veteran, Hahnemann was released by Everton of the English Premier League in May after playing over a decade in England.

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