Russell Canouse

Russell Canouse (born June 11, 1995) is an American soccer midfielder who currently plays for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.[1]

Russell Canouse
Personal information
Full name Russell Canouse
Date of birth (1995-06-11) June 11, 1995
Place of birth Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
D.C. United
Number 4
Youth career
2007–2008 PA Classics
2009–2010 New York Red Bulls
2011–2013 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II 51 (1)
2016–2017 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1 (0)
2016–2017VfL Bochum (loan) 20 (1)
2017– D.C. United 56 (1)
National team
2013–2015 United States U20 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 8, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 24, 2017

Club career

Canouse joined the New York Red Bulls youth academy as a teenager, before moving to Germany to pursue professional opportunities there. He made his debut for German team TSG 1899 Hoffenheim first-team on March 12, 2016, coming-on as a substitute in a Bundesliga game against VfL Wolfsburg.[2] Canouse spent the 2016–17 season on loan at VfL Bochum.

Canouse joined D.C. United of Major League Soccer in August 2017.[3] He built a great relationship with Patrick Mullins and provided him an assist against New York Red Bulls on September 27, 2017. Russell is a notable player of DC United for his great teamwork and playing.

On October 13, 2018, Canouse scored his first D.C United goal in the 86th minute against FC Dallas in a 1-0 win, putting DC above the playoff line.

On July 27, 2019, Canouse got injured with a Collapsed lung, and was expected to be out for 3–6 weeks. After out for over a month, he came back from injury, starting against the Montreal Impact on August 31, 2019. He played as a Right-back during the game, a position not familiar to Canouse, but he performed well and helped DC win 3-0 over Montreal.[4]


Canouse played with the U.S. national under-20 team. He captained the side at the 2015 CONCACAF under-20 Championship.[3] He was then named to the U.S. roster for the under-20 World Cup, but had to withdraw due to injury. On January 8, 2018, Canouse received a call-up for the United States men's national soccer team for a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina.[5]

Personal life

Canouse is married to Erika Canouse. Canouse is also an officially licensed realtor.[6]


As of 26 October 2018[1]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB-Ligapokal Total
2013–14TSG 1899 Hoffenheim IIRegionalliga Südwest0000
2015–16TSG 1899 HoffenheimBundesliga100010
2016–17VfL Bochum2. Bundesliga20100201
United States League Open Cup MLS Cup Total
2017D.C. UnitedMLS100100
Total Germany 7220000722
United States 3010010311
Career total 102300101033


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