Cherundolo: Why the Mayor of Hannover could pick up where Bradley left off

One-club men in soccer are becoming so hard to find these days, they can be almost fully understood through a tortured but apt metaphor: as rare as hen’s teeth. An American to earn that title in the often cloistered confines of Europe is no small wonder.

But one-club man only partly explains the impressive career trajectory of the former United States men’s national team stalwart Steve Cherundolo. In his adopted hometown in Germany, where he played the entirety of his professional club career, the former fullback is so revered that locals have practically cemented him into the city’s brickwork, dubbing him the unofficial mayor of Hannover.

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