U.S. Soccer
Russell Canouse
U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team

Russell Canouse

Midfielder Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    5-10 / 175

  • Hometown

    Lancaster, Pa.

  • Club

    TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Germany)

Soccer:

  • Joined U.S. Residency Program in the spring of 2010 and spent two semesters in Bradenton. Entered the program with the U-14 BNT.
  • Was part of two U.S. Soccer Development Academy programs, first with PA Classics in Pennsylvania and then with the New York Red Bulls Academy in 2009-2010.
  • In 2012, a 16-year-old Canouse signed with Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim after spending the previous year with the club’s youth academy and earning academy Player of the Year honors for his play with Hoffenheim’s U-17s as the team’s captain. Canouse would captain the Hoffenheim U-19s during their run to an A-Junioren Bundesliga title in 2014.
  • Appeared in five of the six matches for the U.S. at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Jamaica, serving as captain and starting the final four matches – all shutouts – on the way to clinching a berth at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Misc:

  • Son of the late Stephanie Oster and Gregory Canouse; Has a younger brother, Riley, and older siblings Kyle and Chelsea.
  • Dad played soccer at Drexel University, and mom was a swimmer in high school.
  • Mom sadly passed away in 2012 after battling lung cancer.
  • Great grandparents were from Russia.
  • Began at Hempfield High School and then graduated from Heidelberg International English School in Germany, and is now taking online classes from Drexel University.
  • Played basketball growing up.
  • Used to sing in the chorus at Hempfield.
  • Was a big fan of DaMarcus Beasley and has his Chicago Fire jersey. Would attend numerous MLS games, including All-Star games. 

Under-20s: Canouse and Romain Gall tied for the team lead with nine international caps with the U-20 MNT in 2014. He logged 575 minutes, which ranked second on the team. Canouse wore the captain’s armband during the USA’s run to the National Training Center Invitational in July of 2014 … Under-17s: Canouse joined the U.S. U-17 Residency Program in the spring of 2010 and spent two semesters in Bradenton, Florida.

In 2012, a 16-year-old Canouse signed with Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim after spending the previous year with the club’s youth academy, earning academy Player of the Year for his play with Hoffenheim’s U-17s as the team’s captain. Canouse would captain the Hoffenheim U-19s during their run to an A-Junioren Bundesliga title in 2014. Canouse spent a portion of the 2009-10 Development Academy season with the New York Red Bulls U-16s.

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