Hannover 96 to hold testimonial for Steve Cherundolo's farewell

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. 

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“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.

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- Molly Geary

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