FC Dallas has reached a transfer agreement with Boavista FC for Homegrown defender Reggie Cannon. The fee is reported to be around $3 million but the club did not disclose that information in their press release.
Boavista FC is based in Porto, Portugal and competes in the Primeira Liga.
The deal comes on the heels of a contract extension that Cannon signed back in March that helped set up a potential move overseas this summer.
“This club has given me so many amazing memories,” said Cannon in a statement. “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.”
The 22-year old 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.
Last season, Cannon scored his first career playoff goal in the 39th minute of the 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 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.”
Cannon has 11 appearances for the U.S. Men’s National Team since 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.