"It was all soccer. We wouldn't have done it for sentiment. We think he's still got good goalkeeping in him. It's an added bonus if there's a bit of sentiment in there. But we're in the business of winning championships, and as much as I love Marcus … if he couldn't do the business, we wouldn't have signed him."
-- Sounders FC general manager Adrian Hanauer on signing 40-year-old goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, a Washington state product who played college ball at Seattle Pacific and for the then-minor league Seattle Sounders in 1994-96. Hahnemann returned to Washington, presumably to retire, this summer after 12 seasons in England. (Seattle Times)