Seattle Sounders FC has acquired U.S. international goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann via allocation, the club announced today.

The Seattle native began his professional career for the A-League Sounders in 1994 after a prolific career for Seattle Pacific University, where he was a three-time All-American and helped SPU to the 1993 Division II National Championship. The six-foot-three goalkeeper was an All-Star in his rookie year and led the Sounders to the A-League title in 1996.

The Seattle Sounders FC organization is something special. Competitively they play to win, yet seem not to loose their soul and take the important steps to ensure that a deep culture gets cultivated and nourished.

Makes me incredible proud to be a Sounders fan. I don’t know of any other club that builds this kind of culture while competing on the highest level. They are absolutely doing everything to make me put them in the first place in my sports heart. Challenging lifelong allegiances. I love this. Living in the Pacific Northwest never felt better.