A new honor for the veteran defender
CLINT WADDELL - Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Defender Steve Cherundolo has been named team captain at Hannover 96 for the coming season.

Head coach Mirko Slomka made the announcement at the end of the team's training camp in Bad Radkersburg in Austria.

The 31-year-old US national team player has been with the team for 11 years and recently renewed his contract, which will keep him in uniform with 96 until 2012.

He will be taking over the captain's duties from Arnold Bruggink, whose contract wasn't renewed after it expired in June.

Cherundolo will also be part of the team council, which includes Christian Schulz, Altin Lala, Jan Schlaudraff and Karim Haggui.

Shulz and Cherundolo were also part of the council last season.