Player Details


Marcus Hahnemann


6' 3"


220 lbs

Date of Birth

6.15.1972 (50)


Seattle, WA


2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary
  • Over 300 appearances in 13 years in England for Fullham, Reading, and Wolverhampton
  • Nine caps for U.S. National Team and member of 2006 and 2010 World Cup squads
  • Played for A-League Sounders from 1994-96, helping them to league title in 1996
  • Coach Sigi Schmid: "Marcus gives us experience and quality on and off the field at the goalkeeper position."

MLS Experience

2013: Made four appearances in first full season with Sounders FC, finishing with an even 1.00 goals against average. Made MLS debut for Sounders FC in 3-0 shutout win vs. DAL (8/3), his first MLS game in 14 years, one month, and 14 days, the longest lapse in appearances in league history. Finished with 2-2-0 record in MLS regular season, with one clean sheet. Started in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals, a 2-1 loss vs. POR (11/2). Appeared in the 2-0 win vs. COL (10/30) in the Knockout Round, coming on in the 87th minute after a red card was issued to Michael Gspurning. Manned the goal in a 1-0 loss at Tampa Bay (5/29) in the U.S. Open Cup. Made four saves in a 1-0 loss vs. Santos Laguna (4/2) in the first leg of the CCL Semifinals. Started six MLS Reserve League matches and played 242 shutout minutes in the preseason.

2012: Acquired via allocation and signed by Sounders FC late in season. Made lone appearance in a 3-1 CONCACAF Champions Group Stage win vs. Marathon (10/24), where he made four saves.

1997-99: Signed with Colorado Rapids of MLS and went on to start 23 consecutive league games. Won 16 of 28 regular season games and was voted Rapids Defender of the Year in 1998. Made 13 appearances for the Rapids in 1999, gathering a 10-3-0 record.

Other Professional Experience

2009: Signed for newly promoted Wolves as a free agent on June 17, 2009 … Forced his way into the lineup and made his first appearance for the team on Nov. 29, 2009 against Birmingham City … Finished 2009 having made 10 appearances for Wolves, grabbing two shutouts along the way.

2008-09: Made 33 league appearances for Reading .. Appeared in both playoff games for his club, though The Royals fell to Burnley in the Premier League playoff … Finished his Reading career with 276 league appearances for the club.

2007-08: In the opening game of the season, he kept an impressive clean sheet away to Manchester United in a 0-0 draw … Featured in all 38 of Reading’s Premier League games for the second year in a row.

2006-07: Appeared in all of Reading’s 38 Premier League games in their inaugural season in the top flight of English football … Helped Reading to an impressive eighth place in the Premier League and led all goalkeepers in saves made.

2005-06: Made 45 appearances for Reading in the English Championship and spearheaded their charge to promotion … Kept a remarkable 22 clean sheets over the course of the season, as Reading sported one of the stingiest backlines in the league … Played his 100th game for Reading away at Millwall at the end of August.

2004-05: Having started every league and cup game the entire 2004-05 season, he finished with 21 shutouts in all competitions … Compiled a 0.96 goals against average in league play … His side narrowly missed out on making the promotion playoffs, falling three points short.

2003-04: Injured his knee in March 2004, came back towards the end of the season, but could not push the Royals to a second consecutive playoff berth ... Made a total of 42 appearances in all competitions.

2002-03: Made a career-high 47 appearances in all competitions … Manned the nets as Reading reached the promotion playoffs, only to lose out to Wolverhampton.

2001-02: Loaned to Rochdale and Reading from Fulham, making six appearances for both.

1999-2000: Purchased by Fulham of the English First Division for $90,000 … Made 13 appearances for the Rapids, gathering a 10-3-0 record.

1996: Helped the Seattle Sounders win the A-League championship.

1995: Led the A-League goalkeepers in minutes played (2160), shutouts (9), fewest goals allowed (24) and goals against average (1.00).

1994: Had a record-setting year in 1994 with the Seattle Sounders, when he was the only rookie to be named to the first team of the A-League All Stars, posting eight shutouts and 66 saves in his first professional season.

International Experience

2010: Named to 2010 World Cup team by manager Bob Bradley.

2009: Though he made no appearances in 2009, he was called into squads for World Cup qualifying and also for late season friendlies against Slovakia and Denmark.

2008: Made no appearances in 2008, but featured in squads for Bob Bradley’s team.

2007: Continued his unwavering service to the U.S., appearing for one half in the USA’s 1-0 shutout win in Switzerland in October … Eliminated from appearing in Gold Cup and Copa America play due to an injury, but returned to the squad for a friendly against Sweden in late August.

2006: A member of the 2006 FIFA World Cup team, he returned to the country where his parents were born.

2005: While making only two appearances for the U.S., he clearly established himself as one of the USA’s top choice ’keepers … Earned the victory in the USA’s 4-1 win against Cuba to open the 2005 Gold Cup in front of his hometown fans in Seattle … Started his first-ever World Cup qualifier, backstopping the U.S. to a 0-0 draw on Sept. 7 away to Guatemala.

2003: Got his first start for the national team in nearly nine years when he helped guide the U.S. to a 2-1 win against New Zealand on June 8 in Richmond … Named to the squad that played in the 2003 Confederations Cup in France.

1994: Played three games overall, posting an even 1-1-1 record with matches against Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, and Honduras … His first victory came against the Reggae Boyz, a 3-0 shutout on Nov. 22 in Kingston … First Appearance: Nov. 19, 1994, vs. Trinidad & Tobago … First Shutout: Sept. 7, 2005, vs. Guatemala.