BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Hannover 96 today announced that former U.S. international Steve Cherundolo will be given a farewell match this Sunday.
The match will be played in two 20 minute halves between the Hannover All-Stars and the 96 All-Stars with many of Cherundolo's former teammates returning to play
Cherundolo, 35, signed with Hannover in 1999 and played his entire career with the German club before knee injuries forced him to retire in February. During his time, with Hannover he became the team's captain and led the club in most ever Bundesliga appearances.
Of course, most American fans will remember Cherundolo most for his long history with the U.S. national team where he was capped 87 times was a member of three World Cup teams. His performance at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa featured his most notable international games where he was instrumental in the team's 1-1 draw against England.
Following his retirement in 2014, Cherundolo announced that he was going to be seeking his UEFA coaching licenses and he was named as an assistant coach in to Hannover's U-23 team.