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.
Thursday July 8, 2010 6:20 pm

I really don't think steve will come back on a permanent basis cause he found a new home and a whole another life in Hannover i see him coming to US for international team business and maybe visit his family but moving to chicago permanatly is less likely to happen. i think he will retire a one club man. he if he does come back it will be like 33 or 35 just to be fit enough and competitive enough for a gold cup and maybe even a confed cup.
Mike E.
Saturday June 26, 2010 1:03 pm
I think it's time, Steve, for you to play in the country you grew up in, for the team in the state you were born in. Time to come to Toyota Park. The Fire doesn't have a defense. We need you more than Hannover does, that's for sure!

Come home, Steve.

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