At 48 years old, Joe Cannon has this physical status:
Joseph Cannon (born January 1, 1975) is an American former professional soccer player who played on the United States men's national soccer team.
Early life and education
Cannon was born January 1, 1975, in Sun Valley, Idaho, to Barbara and Joe Cannon. As a child, he was raised in both Sun Valley, Idaho and Los Altos Hills, California. He attended Hemingway Elementary School in Ketchum, Idaho, before moving permanently to California at age 12. In California, he played high school soccer for Saint Francis High School.
Cannon attended college at the University of California, Santa Barbara for his first year and was a student-athlete on the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos men's soccer team. He played in 11 games for the Gauchos in 1993 and recorded 3 shutouts. He later transferred to Santa Clara University where he played for the Broncos from 1995 to 1997. He graduated with a degree in political science.
Cannon was not drafted by a Major League Soccer team and instead signed with the San Diego Flash of the A-League in 1998. On his way to being named the Flash's Most Valuable Player, he appeared in 28 games and had 11 shutouts.
He was signed by the San Jose Earthquakes, a Major League Soccer team, following a season with the Flash. Cannon was promoted to the first team for the Quakes after starting goalkeeper David Kramer tore the labrum in his shoulder. He served as the starter until 2002, helping San Jose win in MLS Cup 2001 and receiving his first MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Award in 2002.
Following the 2002 season, Cannon's Major League Soccer contract came to an end, and he failed to play for a European team. Feyenoord's wrongful trial, he signed a six-month deal with RC Lens of France's Ligue 1. He was behind Charles Itandje in Lens and was not able to join the first team.
Meanwhile, the Earthquakes moved the rights to Cannon to the Colorado Rapids for three draft picks, including a first round 2004 pick and third and fourth round picks, and Cannon returned to play in America.
At first, Cannon was behind incumbent goalkeeper Scott Garlick, but Rapids coach Tim Hankinson unexpectedly promoted Cannon into the starting lineup for the 2003 playoffs. Despite the fact that Colorado did not advance, Garlick was traded to the Dallas Burners, and Cannon retained his starting position. Cannon earned his second MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Award in addition to being named to the MLS Best XI and as a finalist for the MLS Most Valuable Player Award in 2004.
Cannon was traded to the Los Angeles Galaxy in December 2006 for Herculez Gomez and Ugo Ihemelu. He made his Galaxy debut on April 8, 2007, a 0–0 tie with the Houston Dynamo. He played for the club for one season.
In January 2008, Cannon returned to the Earthquakes via a trade with the Galaxy for allocation funds. He spent three seasons with the club.
In the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft, Vancouver Whitecaps FC selected Cannon. He re-signed with Vancouver for the 2012 Major League Soccer season. Following the 2013 Major League Soccer season, Cannon retired.
On KLIV, Cannon was announced in March 2014 as a colour commentator for San Jose Earthquakes radio broadcasts.