American goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann is set to sign for Seattle Sounders

Marcus Hahnemann: Set to return to boyhood club Seattle Sounders

Former Reading and Wolves goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann is set to sign for Seattle Sounders until the end of the Major League Soccer season, with the option for another year.

The 40-year-old United States international, who originates from Seattle and began his career with the Sounders back in 1994, is a free agent following his release by Everton at the end of last season.

Hahnemann spent the last campaign with the Toffees after leaving Wolves in summer 2011 but did not make a first-team appearance, with No.1 Tim Howard keeping him out of the side.

The keeper, who also spent time at Fulham earlier in his career, with loan spells at Rochdale and Reading, is poised to join the Sounders for the rest of the MLS campaign, which concludes in October, and could stay for the following season.

His agent, Matthew Buck, says the experienced shot-stopper has always planned to end his playing days in the USA.

He told Sky Sports: "Marcus and his family are from Seattle and have held a house there the whole time he has been in England so to sign there makes a lot of sense for him.

"He loved his time at Fulham, Reading, Wolves and Everton but he always wanted to finish his career back in the MLS if it was possible so he is delighted to get signed."