Men's National Team

Marcus Hahnemann

Goalkeeper Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    6-3 / 220

  • Hometown

    Seattle, Wash.

  • Club

    Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (England)

A thick, imposing presence in the goal who likes to play aggressively, Hahnemann is a well traveled goalkeeper now in his eleventh season in England. After nearly a decade with Reading, he joined Wolves in the Premier League and by the end of 2009 won the starting spot for the team. He’s also proved himself as a capable backup to either Tim Howard, or in the case of the 2006 World Cup, Kasey Keller.

• Another goalkeeping success story, Hahnemann has undertaken a career spanning from the A-League to the MLS to the English Premier League, to the English Championship and now back to the Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers
• Had the longest layoff from U.S. National Team duty ever, with an eight-year, five-month, 28-day break spanning appearances between 1994 and 2003
• Made the leap from MLS to Europe in 1999, joining Fulham for three years before being loaned out and finally signing a deal with Reading in 2002
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
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 …1998: With 16 wins in 28 regular season games, he was voted Rapids Defender of the Year … 1997: Made his first appearance for Colorado as a substitute in the 82nd minute on April 20 against Dallas, then went on to start the next 23 consecutive league games … 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.