Reggie Cannon Departs FC Dallas for Boavista in a $3 Million Transfer

Reggie Cannon in 2019. Photo by Kevin Langley/CSM/Shutterstock (10329888au)

U.S. international Reggie Cannon will continue his soccer development in Europe. FC Dallas announced on Wednesday that Cannon is leaving the club to join the Portuguese Primeira League side Boavista.

While FC Dallas didn’t disclose the financial terms of the deal, according to reports, the MLS side received $3 million in exchange for Cannon.

“Dallas has provided me with that springboard and with that opportunity to ultimately go overseas and be challenged,” said Cannon. “I’m really excited for this opportunity and I thank [head coach] Luchi [Gonzalez], the club, the staff, and everyone that’s given me an opportunity to get to the next level.”

Reggie Cannon’s departure from Dallas was coming for some time, as the player attracted strong interest from Europe in recent months. Initially, Belgium’s Anderlecht and Bundesliga side Freiburg were tipped as favorites to land the 22-year-old right back this summer, but Boavista ended up being making a stronger push and was quick to seal the deal once the initial contacts were made.

Canon made his debut for Dallas in 2017 and has since played 75 games for the club in all competitions. He has scored three goals and has four assists to his name.