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Cannon Could Take Pay Cut To Stay In San Jose

The San Jose Quakes and Joe Cannon are in contract talks after the team declined to pick up the goalkeeper's contract option for the 2009 season, writes Elliott Almond.

Cannon, 33, said he's cautiously optimistic about the negotiations. "My heart has always been in San Jose no matter where I've played," he said. "It's a goal of mine to finish my career and play in front of my fans."

Cannon was due to make around $250,000 in his option year, but the team wants to use some of that cash to sign a proven striker, writes Almond. He quoted three sources as saying that the Quakes have offered Cannon less money, but with a three-year contract. Last year he made $213,000.

The sources also said they expect the two parties to reach an agreement before the end of the year. But Cannon, a two-time MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, is now a free agent and could potentially move abroad. "At least one club in Norway" has expressed interest.

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