Red Bulls not after Hahnemann, Soler claims he's "on his way to Seattle"

Red Bulls not after Hahnemann, Soler claims he's "on his way to Seattle"

MLS- Seattle Sounders

Red Bulls not after Hahnemann, Soler claims he's "on his way to Seattle"

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By CALEB SONNELAND

The New York Red Bulls' goalkeeper situation isn't getting any better.

After moving star player Dwayne DeRosario to DC United on June 27th, speculation was rife that the club was looking to bring in a top quality goalkeeper to fill the void between the sticks.

Current keepers Greg Sutton and Bouna Coundoul have both had their fair share of gaffes in the last few weeks and have seemingly forced the hand of current General Manager/Sporting Director Erik Soler in looking for a replacement.

USMNT keeper Marcus Hahnemann was thought to be high up on the club's shortlist of targets, but, according to an interview Soler gave ESPN.com, Hahnemann is "on his way to Seattle".

Hahnemann grew up in the Seattle area, played collegiately for Seattle Pacific University and, after recently being released from Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers, it was thought that Hahnemann was thinking about returning to the area β€” making a move to the Sounders look like an attractive option.

Though he would have to fall through the allocation order to Seattle, the statement from Soler makes the move seemingly more likely.  With current goalkeeper Kasey Keller set to retire at the end of the season, the club is exploring its options at the position.

Hahnemann started out his senior career with the Sounders before moving to the Colorado Rapids and eventually to Europe, where he found a home at Reading FC.  The American made 276 appearances for Reading in seven seasons with the club and was hugely popular among the fan base.

After leaving with Wolves, the 39-year-old may well be looking to return to his native area and wind down what has been a long professional career.

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What do you think about this development? Can you see Hahnemann going to Seattle? What goalkeeper would you like to see the Red Bulls sign?

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