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It’s official: Keller is a Sounder

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Aug. 14, 2008 at 2:03 pm with No Comments »
August 14, 2008 2:03 pm

Seattle Sounders FC just handed out the press release officially announcing goalkeeper Kasey Keller of Olympia as their second player signing.

GM Adrian Hanauer calls Keller “arguably the top goalkeeper that the United States has ever produced.” Keller has appeared in four World Cups and has 102 international caps and 53 wins for the national team, including 47 shutouts. He has played in England’s Premier League, Spain’s La Liga and Germany’s Bundesliga.

Keller comes to the team through MLS allocation. Financial details are not part of this media release.

However, the deal is for two years, and perhaps the most interesting information to come from the news conference was Keller’s stated intention to play for perhaps two more seasons and then remain with the franchise in some capacity forever.

“The spirit of the agreement is two years, and then we’ll take a look,” general manager Adrian Hanauer said. “Coaching and everything is out there and open.”

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