Cherundolo nearing automatic contract extension with Hannover

Cherundolo nearing automatic contract extension with Hannover

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Cherundolo nearing automatic contract extension with Hannover

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U.S. starting right back Steve Cherundolo is nearing a special milestone this season that will guarantee his place for another year at the only club he has called home during his standout professional career.

According to reports out of Germany, Cherundolo will have his contract automatically extended for another season upon his next appearance of 45 minutes or more. Cherundolo, whose current contract lasts through the end of this season, has the extension incentive that automatically kicks in once he hits 20 appearances of at least 45 minutes this season.

Cherundolo, who just turned 33 on Sunday and has been at Hannover since 1999, would have crossed the 20-match barrier this weekend, but he missed Hannover's match against Stuttgart with a calf injury. The club's captain will have a chance to seal his extension on Thursday in Hannover's Europa League match against Club Brugge. If he is unable to go, the following match would be Sunday at first-place Borussia Dortmund.

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