Earthquakes sign goalkeeper Cannon

February 13, 2009

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Goalkeeper Joe Cannon agreed to a multiyear contract Friday to stay with the San Jose Earthquakes.

Cannon played every minute of every game last season as the expansion Earthquakes returned to MLS, posting nine shutouts and leading the league with 124 saves. He also played from 1998-2002 with the original Quakes, who later moved to Houston.

The former Santa Clara star won the MLS' top goalkeeper award twice during his 10-year career with San Jose, Colorado and Los Angeles. He ranks second in MLS history with 65 shutouts and third with 245 starts in goal and 1,026 saves, while his 92 victories are fifth in league history.

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