Kasey Keller's ready to go, ready to spend weekends on the golf course or, on the occasional hot day in the Pacific Northwest, water skiing around Lake Washington.
Or even something more simple, like a Friday night dinner out with family and friends without the worry of a game the next day.
Those hours of sitting around and making sure his mind is singularly focused on the 90 minutes in which Keller must be the best player on the pitch have been wearing after two decades of being in the argument about the greatest American goalkeeper of all time.
So it comes without hesitation that Keller is reaffirming this is it, that when the Seattle Sounders FC season ends sometime in November - whether it's following another early Seattle playoff exit or after an MLS Cup title - so too does his storied career.
Kasey Keller barks out orders to his Seattle colleagues during the clash with New England Revolution. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The buildup to the conclusion begins on Saturday ni...