Remaining one of the USA’s most consistent high-level performers, Cherundolo combines tidy marking and composed play with well-timed forays into the attack. Years of seasoning led to his finest performances of his international career during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. His steady presence has long been on display in the Bundesliga, where he has been a regular at Hannover for more than a decade and has been elevated to team captain, maintaining one of the steadiest professional careers of any U.S. player in Europe and garnering the respect and admiration of players, coaches and fans.
- Reached career highs with the MNT for games played (13), games started (12) and minutes played (1000)
- A three-time FIFA World Cup veteran, he played every minute in South Africa
- A U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year finalist for two years running, his through ball sprang Landon Donovan on the run that led to the USA’s first goal in the come-from-behind 2-2 draw against Slovenia
- Increased his career cap in World Cup qualifying to 21 with seven matches played in the 2010 qualifying tournament
- Scored the game-winning goal in the 1-0 victory against South Africa on Nov. 17, 2007, in the Nelson Mandela Challenge
- The “Mayor of Hannover” now serves as team captain, having helped Hannover gain promotion to Germany’s top division in 2003 and collecting more than 300 appearances for the club