Friday August 8th, 2014

Former U.S. men's national team player Steve Cherundolo will officially end his professional career on Sunday with an All-Star testimonial match staged by his longtime team, Hannover 96. 

The match will feature the ‘96 All Stars’ against the ‘Hannover All Stars’ at the HDI-Arena in Hanover, Germany.

Cherundolo's last competitive match was in December 2013 before he announced his retirement in March due to persistent knee problems. 

More: Cherundolo talks retirement, coaching

“It’s a great opportunity for all the fans, Hannover 96 and the city of Hanover to celebrate as a whole,” said Cherundolo, of Sunday's event.

The 35-year-old spent more than 15 years with Hannover and played for the U.S. World Cup team in 2006 and 2010. 

Cherundolo is currently an assistant manager for Hannover 96's Under-23 team.

More: Retiring Landon Donovan a unique breed

- Molly Geary

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.