FC Dallas Homegrown joins the Primeira Liga club immediately
FRISCO, TX (Sept. 9, 2020) – FC Dallas has reached a transfer agreement with Boavista FC for Homegrown defender Reggie Cannon. Per team policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
“This club has given me so many amazing memories,” said Cannon. “Going from the Academy to the First Team, it’s really one of the best experiences I could have ever imagined. I’m really excited for this opportunity. I thank Luchi Gonzalez, I thank the club, I thank the staff, Oscar Pareja for giving me that first chance to play - everyone who has given me the opportunity to get to the next level.”
“We’re so proud of what Reggie Cannon has accomplished during his FC Dallas career,” said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt. “He’s gone from Academy to starting for the first team and representing his country for the U.S. Men’s National Team. Reggie is the epitome of what we’re trying to accomplish here at FC Dallas.”
Cannon, 22, signed with FC Dallas as the 18th Homegrown on Dec. 22, 2016 and appeared in 75 FC Dallas matches across all competitions, recording three goals and five assists. He made his MLS debut on Sept. 3, 2017 against the New York Red Bulls and had a breakthrough performance the following season where he appeared in 33 regular season matches, scored his first MLS goal and recorded three assists. In 2019 season, Cannon scored his first career playoff goal in the 39th minute of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup playoff match against Seattle Sounders FC on Oct. 19 at CenturyLink Field, starting Dallas’ comeback in regulation before falling to the eventual 2019 MLS Cup winners, 4-3, in extra time.
“I coached Reggie in the Academy and coached him with the First Team,” said FC Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez. “He’s gone through our process and has earned this. It’s a great move for him and for the club.”
While with the FC Dallas Academy, Cannon won back-to-back U.S. Soccer Development Academy National Championships with the Under-16/17 Academy team during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He was also part of the U-18/19 Academy team that won the 2017 Dallas Cup Gordon Jago Super Group, making them the only MLS Academy team to do so in Dallas Cup history.
Cannon has 11 appearances for the Stars and Stripes since his first U.S. Men’s National Team call up in October 2018. He earned his first cap on Oct. 16, 2018, playing 84 minutes in an international friendly against Peru and recorded his first USMNT assist nearly a year later against Cuba on Oct. 11, 2019. Cannon made four appearances in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, including the semifinal win versus Jamaica and the 1-0 loss to Mexico in the final.
Boavista FC is based in Porto, Portugal and competes in the Primeira Liga. The club is known as one of the oldest clubs in the country and has won one league title and five Portuguese cup titles.
Full Name: Reggie Cannon
DOB: June 11, 1998 (22)
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Hometown: Grapevine, Texas
Transaction: FC Dallas transfers Reggie Cannon to Boavista FC.