Atlanta United (2017-2018): The Irishman joined Atlanta United in their inaugural season in 2017 and went on to make 45 MLS Regular Season appearances for the Five Stripes. In two seasons, he scored one goal and recorded two assists. He scored his first career MLS goal on April 15, 2018 in a 2-2 draw with New York City FC.
McCann spent the 2018 season with Atlanta United and scored one goal in 22 appearances on the way to winning the 2018 MLS Cup. The 31-year-old made two substitute appearances in Atlanta’s Audi MLS Cup Playoff run. He came on as an 83rd-minute substitute in the 3-0 win against the New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals on Nov. 25. McCann then featured in the final when he came on in the 89th-minute of the 2-0 win against the Portland Timbers on Dec. 8.
Wigan Athletic (2013-2016): McCann spent three years with the Latics (2013-2016); scoring three goals and recording two assists in 97 appearances across all competitions. On July 6, 2016, McCann signed with Atlanta United and was immediately loaned to Charlton Athletic FC where he played 13 matches before rejoining Atlanta for their inaugural campaign.
Burnley F.C. (2005-2013): McCann started his professional career with Burnley FC after growing up in their youth academy. He signed his first professional contract with the club on July 1, 2005. He made his senior debut in the 2005–06 season, coming on as a substitute in the 4–0 win against Coventry City on Aug. 13, 2005 in the English Football League (EFL) Championship. He scored his first goal for the club on Sept. 27, 2005 in a 3-0 win against Ipswich Town F.C. McCann went on to score 30 goals and record 18 assists in 286 appearances across all competitions for Burnley FC and was a part of the squad that achieved promotion to the English Premier League in the 2008-2009 season before transferring to Wigan Athletic on July 1, 2013.
Internationally, McCann has represented the Republic of Ireland at the under-17, under-18, under-19 and under-21 levels.