Reggie Cannon earns first Senior Team call-up for October FIFA Window
FRISCO – FC Dallas Homegrown defender Reggie Cannon has been called in to represent the U.S. Men’s National Team for the first time by interim head coach Dave Sarachan during the FIFA International break running Oct. 8-16.
Cannon will leave following Saturday’s match against Orlando City SC at Toyota Stadium. The USMNT will face Colombia on Oct. 11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida and Peru on Oct. 16 at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in Hartford, Connecticut. Both games will start at 6:30 PM CT.
“Reggie is a young player that has grown tremendously to the point where he is a consistent starter for the top team in the Western Conference as a right back," interim head coach Dave Sarachan said. "He possesses good athleticism and speed and has shown that he is hard to beat. He has consistently done that this season with FC Dallas, and so I thought this was a good opportunity to call him."
The 20-year-old currently leads FC Dallas with 2,651 minutes played and has started each of the team’s 30 MLS games. He scored his first professional goal in a 2-2 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 19 and has added three assists.
He made his professional debut on June 14, 2017 in a 2-1 win against Tulsa Roughnecks FC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round and collected an assist in a 3-1 win against Colorado Rapids in the USOC Round of 16 on June 27, 2017. Cannon made his MLS debut as an 89th-minute substitute in a draw against the New York Red Bulls on Sept. 2, 2017.
Cannon signed as FC Dallas’ 18th Homegrown player on Dec. 22, 2016 following his freshman season with the UCLA Bruins. He was one of three players and the only freshman to appear and start all 20 matches for the Bruins. He finished the season third on the team in minutes played (1,753) and was named No. 8 on Top Drawer Soccer’s Midseason Top 100 Freshman Ranking as well as a member of their Freshman Best XI team. He has previously represented the U.S. at the U-17 and U-19 levels.
ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 58/0), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 2/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 6/0)
DEFENDERS (8): John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 34/3), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 0/0), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City/WAL; 5/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 0/0), Matt Miazga (Nantes/FRA; 9/1), Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic/ENG; 4/0), Ben Sweat (New York City FC; 0/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 54/0)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 19/1), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; 7/1), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjælland/DEN; 0/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 140/17), Julian Green (Greuther Fürth/GER; 12/4), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 6/1), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 21/9), Kenny Saief (Anderlecht/BEL; 2/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 8/0), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain; 5/1)
FORWARDS (3): Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard/NED; 2/0), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 3/1), Bobby Wood (Hannover 96/GER; 41/12)