CHICAGO (Feb. 1, 2006) - U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller signed a contract extension with Borussia Moenchengladbach today, continuing his incredible run up to the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
The 2005 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year inked a deal that will keep him at the Stadion in Borussia Park through June 2007. Keller is credited as one of the key elements for helping 'Gladbach remain in Germany's top flight last year, and his outstanding performances have helped elevate his side to seventh place in the Bundesliga table this season.
Keller is coming off a spectacular 2005 for the U.S. men, collecting five shutuous in seven final round World Cup qualifiers to lead the U.S. to their fifth consecutive World Cup finals. Keller, who now has 89 caps and a remarkable 44 shutouts for the U.S., earned his record 50th win with the U.S. in the 2-0 victory over Mexico in Columbus that clinched the 2006 World Cup berth for the USA.
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