Russell Canouse

Russell Canouse
Russell Canouse
Russell Canouse
Real Name: Russell Canouse
HT: 5' 10" WT: 170
Pronunciation: kuh-NOW-se
Age: 24 (06/11/1995)
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Lancaster, Pennsylvania


2018 (D.C. United): In his second year in D.C., Canouse proved to be a crucial part of the United midfield. After an extended period out of the line-up due to injury, Canouse made his first appearance of the year as a substitute on July 14 against Vancouver in the Audi Field inaugural match. After two more appearances off the bench, Canouse made his first start on July 28 in the 2-1 win over Colorado. Canouse went on to start the rest of United’s final 18 games, which included his first career playoff start in the defeat to Columbus on November 1. In Canouse’s 17 MLS regular season starts, the midfielder played 90 minutes in all but two games. The Lancaster, Pa., native scored his first goal for United on October 13 against FC Dallas. His 86th minute header clinched an important 1-0 victory in the Black-and-Red’s playoff hunt. Canouse finished the year with a stellar 89% passing accuracy, making him on the top passers in the league. Canouse was also named to the MLS Team of the Week on four occasions. 

2017 (D.C. United): Canouse provided United with defensive stability in the center of midfield after he arrived in D.C. on Aug. 9, 2017. The Lancaster native started 10 matches for United, playing 90 minutes in eight of the appearances. Canouse made his MLS debut on Aug. 19 against Colorado, providing the team with two interceptions, three tackles, while creating two chances. In Week 25, Canouse was named to MLS Team of the Week after helping the Black-and-Red earn a shutout win over New England on Aug. 26. Canouse recorded his first career MLS assist against the New York Red Bulls on Sept. 27 by providing the final pass for Patrick Mullins’ 70th-minute goal.

2016 (Vfl Bochum): Canouse was put on loan in 2016 to 2. Bundesliga side Vfl Bochum, where he made 20 appearances, scoring one goal. Before the loan, Canouse made 51 appearances for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's reserve side. 


Canouse played at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Jamaica in 2015, captaining the side in the final four matches. He was named to Tab Ramos’ U-20 roster for the World Cup in New Zealand, but had to be replaced after suffering an injury.


Acquired from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on a permanent transfer and signed to a multi-year deal on Aug. 8, 2017.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2019D.C. United262502149010038050
2018D.C. United20171153318326040
2017D.C. United1010086816118030
Career Totals-5652145502244820120
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