USA Team Captain, Ian Hueter, Moving to New Club this Summer

USA National Team Captain, Ian Hueter, will have a new club starting next season. Hueter, 26, who has been with TSV Bayern Dormagen since he was 10 years old recently signed a two year contract with ASV Hamm-Westfalen. Both clubs are in the Handball Bundesliga 2nd Division (HBL 2), but Hamm is currently in 3rd place and in a tight battle for promotion to the HBL. Here are some quotes from German news sources:

Ian Hueter:

  • On leaving Dormagen: “It wasn’t an easy decision. After all, TSV is something like a family for me. Until the end of the season I will give TSV my full commitment. I hope to be playing again soon and to contribute to our big goal of staying in the league,” (Hueter is currently injured with a pulled hamstring)
  • On potentially playing in the HBL next season if ASV Hamm is promoted: “That is, of course, a goal of mine. ASV is welcome to win all games, just not against Dormagen.”

TSV General Manager, Björn Barthel: “The fact that Ian is looking for a new challenge outside of Dormagen at the age of 26 is a shame for us as a club, but it is certainly understandable. We would like to thank him for his many years and hope that together we can avoid relegation so that we can say goodbye to Ian with a good feeling.”

ASV General Manager, Guido Heerstraß: “With Ian we are getting one of the top center backs in the 2nd Handball Bundesliga with leadership qualities,”

In 2021, I interviewed Ian and Patrick Hueter and one of the questions I asked was regarding the prospects of either of them playing in the HBL. Here’s that interview queued up to that discussion

Sources: TSV Bayern Dormagen, ASV Hamm-Westfalen, HBL