HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Hoffenheim and signed on August 9, 2017.
Canouse is a dominant holding midfielder with great talent and vision. He is a strong, physical presence who has an acute ability to dictate play. After starting the last ten games of 2017, the 22-year-old should lock down a starting job with D.C. United for 2018.
INTERNATIONAL: Played at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Jamaica in 2015, captaining the side in the final four matches. Canouse was named to Tab Ramos’ U-20 roster for the World Cup in New Zealand, but had to be replaced after suffering an injury.
OUTSIDE MLS: The 22-year-old Lancaster, PA, native started in the German side’s youth academy in 2011 and made his Bundesliga debut on March 12, 2016. After making 51 appearances for the reserve team, Canouse was put on loan in 2016 to 2. Bundesliga side Vfl Bochum. He made 20 appearances there in 2016, scoring one goal.