CLINT WADDELL - Monday, June 21, 2010
According the Hannover 96 wwebsite, defender Steve Cherundolo has verbally agreed to a contract extension with the Bundeliga club.
Sport Director Jörg Schmadtke agreed to the terms with Cherundolo's agent Harun Arsian.
Cherundolo is currently with the US national team in South Africa, and will most likely sign the new deal within the next week.
His contract will be extended for two years with an option for an additional year.
The 31-year-old has been with Hannover since 1999 and, after the departure of captain Arnold Brugink, would be the logical choice to wear the captain's armband.
Head coach Mirko Slomka has said that Cherundolo would definitely be an option.
Cherundolo has taken the field 225 times for the Reds and with the new contract extension could potentially get the record for most caps for the club - currently held by Jürgen Bandura with 298.