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DCU Goalie Shake-Up?

Sources tell me that DCU is in discussions about acquiring Joe Cannon, two-time MLS goalkeeper of the year. One source says the deal is done, but others caution that it is a complex and sensitive situation and several details still need to be worked out.

Cannon, who will turn 33 next month, has been arguably the best keeper in MLS history, but because of weak defenses in front of him, particularly this season with Los Angeles, his statistics in recent years have not reflected his excellence. With the retirement of Shaka Hislop and Ronald Waterreus, Cannon is slated to become the highest-paid goalie in MLS next season (around $200,000).

Where does this leave Troy Perkins? Rest assured, if the Cannon trade goes through, Perkins will not be with United next season. He could be part of this trade, or a separate trade, or he could end up in Europe (there has been interest in him the last couple years). Perkins signed a new contract last offseason, so if he heads overseas, DCU and MLS would receive a transfer fee.

More later.....

By Steve Goff  |  December 11, 2007; 10:18 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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