It has been quite a year for FC Dallas Homegrown defender Reggie Cannon. From earning the starting right back spot in training camp, all the way to his first two United States Men’s National Team call ups this fall, Cannon is now earning some interest from foreign clubs.
CBS Sports’ Roger Gonzalez is reporting today that he is picking up interest from multiple Liga MX teams.
But the 20-year-old right back hasn’t just been catching the eyes of just people around the United States. Sources tell CBS Sports that several Liga MX clubs want him and that there are multiple offers for the player at the moment. It’s unclear what clubs are interested in signing him, but one would imagine that Tijuana could possibly be among the list. The club just signed Oscar Pareja as manager after he left FC Dallas following the end of the 2018 MLS regular season. He coached Cannon for the last two seasons.
Cannon has recently appeared in two US games where he started at right back. Those kind of appearances typically garner some international attention.
But before we speculate too much, Goal.com’s Jon Arnold has already thrown some cold water on this potential move and any other FCD player leaving town for Mexico.
Didn't think this would come up, but it seems that it has. In the course of those conversations I asked about any other offers from Liga MX clubs & was told no Mexican team has tabled an offer for any FCD player (as of yesterday). https://t.co/1uOWO9FIpS— Jon Arnold (@ArnoldcommaJon) November 28, 2018
I think it is safe to say that this winter will only continue to get more interesting as it goes into January’s training camp. Between the manager search and the potential exodus of players with Oscar Pareja, this feels like we’re only just beginning the chaos of the silly season.