Hanover - USA international and Bundesliga veteran will once again captain Hannover 96 in the 2013/14 season.

The defender, currently recovering from knee surgery, was named as captain by head coach Mirko Slomka on Sunday, following a secret vote among the five-man leadership team (Leon Andreasen, Cherundolo, Karim Haggui, Jan Schlaudraff and Lars Stindl) on Saturday. The latter pair were nominated as vice-captains.