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Marcus Hahnemann's stay at Wolverhampton will be extended another year as the goalkeeper's new contract is signed. Hahnemann, originally signed as Wayne Hennessey's backup, started 25 straight matches at one point as Wolves finished 15th in the Premier League, eight points above the relegation zone.
Puget Sound closes out the regular season by winning its 13th straight game, 2-0 at Lewis & Clark. The Northwest Conference champion Loggers break open a scoreless stalemate early in the second half when Kylie Beeson and Annie Jonsson score 96 seconds apart. Casey Thayer makes one save to complete the fourth straight UPS shutout and ninth in 10 games. Puget Sound had started the season just 2-2-2 after six outings.
Seattle's Katja Koroleva is chosen as a match referee for the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup in France. Koroleva serves as the fourth official in five matches, including a knockout round match between the Netherlands and Japan.
Jack Daley, the founding general manager of the NASL Seattle Sounders, dies in San Diego at age 82. Daley served as GM from 1974-81, when Seattle became the first NASL club to host a sell-out and later moved to the Kingdome where they attracted record crowds. From 1981-84, Daley was a managing partner for the San Diego Sockers, who won two NASL indoor titles and an MISL crown.
After two seasons, the Everett BigFoot move south to become Puget Sound BigFoot, playing PDL home games in West Seattle and Bellevue.
Kasey Keller's final Premier League performance helps prevent Fulham's relegation with a 1-0 win at Portsmouth. Keller's fourth shutout since returning to start the final 10 matches enables the Cottagers to stay up based on goal-difference, over Marcus Hahnemann's Reading. It completes Keller's European career, which began 16 years earlier as a 22-year-old at Millwall.