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Report: Russell Canouse signs two-year extension with Hoffenheim

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Russell Canouse may have missed out on the Under-20 World Cup because of an injury, but he can take solace in knowing that his future will be with Hoffenheim.

Canouse has signed a two-year extension with Hoffenheim, according to a report from German outlet Kicker. The 20-year-old American midfielder has been limited to appearing for the club’s second team so far, but could make his Bundesliga debut this upcoming season after serving as a regular for Hoffenheim II this past year.

Canouse played in 25 of Hoffenheim II’s 34 games during the 2014-15 campaign, starting in 19 of those and contributing offensively with one goal.

The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team player was originally included in Tab Ramos’ 21-man roster for this summer’s U-20 World Cup, but an injury suffered in training forced him off the squad that traveled down to New Zealand. Canouse previously served as the U.S. Under-20 captain, including during World Cup qualifying in January in the absence of the injured Kellyn Acosta.

What do you think of Canouse signing a two-year deal with Hoffenheim? Expecting him to breakthrough to the first team this season? Still bummed about him not being able to take part of the Under-20 World Cup?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. This is great, would be starting at the U20 WC bar injury. It’s also great that he’s actually wanted there.

  2. He would be starting in Delgado’s place at the U20 World Cup if he were healthy. Hopefully he comes back stronger, always liked him as a prospect.


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