Ever heard the story about the contented substitute?

It’s almost always found in fiction.

Add in that the author’s body of work includes 13 seasons honing his skills in England as well as a few international tours, and you have something that borders on a tall tale.

But when talking with Seattle Sounders FC backup goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann you get the impression that he grabs his current lot in life like he grabs whistling shots from forwards.

He’ll be trying to make as many of those grabs as he can during the four Desert Diamond Cup doubleheaders at Kino Stadium over the next 12 days. The Sounders kick the event off Wednesday with a 5 p.m., match against the New England Revolution.

Read more in Tuesday's Arizona Daily Star