“It was a couple months after it was announced that David was coming but he hadn’t actually arrived yet,” Cannon says. “We all got back
to our lockers and there were these beautiful envelopes that said,
‘Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith would
like to invite you to a star-studded event welcoming the Beckhams to
More goals ahead
At age 36, Cannon knows he’s got only a handful of playing years
left in his body, and he’s already begun to lay the foundation for a
future in soccer management.
“I definitely want to stay in the game,” Cannon says. “I have a passion for the sport and I want to keep it going — I’m probably looking
at doing something on the business side rather than coaching, and I
think there’s some room for me to continue to grow with the game.”
As for the impact his ski racing youth played on his soccer present
“I think, even more than other sports, there’s so much preparation
that goes into ski racing at a very young age, and I think the lessons
stay with you forever,” Cannon says. “As a young kid, you might not
really think about those kinds of things, but you’re up on the mountain
very early, you’re inspecting the course and trying to memorize every
turn and gate. I think there was a discipline I started to learn then that
I’ve carried with me throughout my career. And the goal-setting that
you learn in any sport is such an important tool for life.”
Thanking Vancouver supporters.
Mighty Mite circuit.
Joe Sr. plays at Ketchum’s Roosevelt Grille.
BOD FRID / VANCOUVER WHI TECAPS FC.; COURTESY JOE CANNON SR.
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