United calls up defender Cannon

D.C. United announced Saturday that defender G.R. Cannon has been added to the roster for their match against the Dallas Burn. Cannon joins the Black-and-Red on loan from the Northern Virginia Royals of the USL Pro Soccer League. Kick-off for the game is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.

"We appreciate the willingness of both GR and the Royals to make this call-up possible in the eleventh hour," said United technical director Dave Kasper.

Cannon finished his college career at Wesley College, where he led the Wolverines to a 12-7 record. His 23 points (eight goals, seven assists) ranked eighth all-time on the single season scoring table for Wesley College and earned the defensive midfielder First Team All-Pennsylvania Athletic Conference honors. He was also named a Third Team All-American, and finished second in voting for the PAC Player of the Year.

In 2004, Cannon has made 16 appearances (15 starts) for the Royals, logging 1,310 minutes. He tallied the game-winning goal in Northern Virginia's 2-1 defeat of the Chesapeake Dragons on June 30.