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Columbus Crew Goalkeeper Nicholas Hagen Called-Up to Guatemalan National Team

COLUMBUS –Columbus Crew goalkeeper Nicholas Hagen has been selected to represent Guatemala in an international friendly against Iceland on Saturday, Jan. 13 at DRV PNK Stadium in Miami.

Called Up | Nicholas Hagen

Hagen has earned 34 caps for Los Chapines, most recently featuring as the starting goalkeeper during Guatemala’s group stage matches in the 2023 Concacaf Nations League. A Guatemalan Youth international, Hagen has appeared in the 2021 and 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup as well as in 2022 World Cup Qualifying matches. Hagen made his senior national team debut on Aug. 18, 2018 during an international friendly against Cuba. 

The Crew signed Hagen on Dec. 21, 2023. Hagen began his professional career in 2014 by signing with Guatemala’s CSD Municipal’s Under-20 side. With Municipal’s senior team from 2016-2020, he recorded 55 shutouts in 132 matches across all competitions to help lead the club to 2017 Clausura and 2020 Apertura titles.  

The Guatemala City, Guatemala native transitioned to the Azerbaijani Premier League’s FK Sabail for the 2020 season, when he registered six shutouts in 27 matches. From 2021-2022, Hagen appeared in 41 matches and posted 14 shutouts with Hamarkameratene of the Eliteserien, the Norwegian first division. On Nov. 15, 2023, Hagen signed with the Israel Premier League’s Bnei Sakhnin and played in four matches prior to the conclusion of the season.

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