became the latest young Pennsylvanian to debut in the Bundesliga when the 20-year-old midfielder played for Hoffenheim in ts 1-0 win over Wolfsburg.
raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and played in the New York Red Bulls academy and at the U.S. Under-17 Residency Program before joining Hoffenheim. The move was facilitated by his father's transfer
to Germany for work.
Canouse captained Hoffenheim's U-19s and was named its top youth player for 2013-14. He played for the USA in qualifying for the 2015 Under-20 World Cup but missed
the finals when he was injured on the eve of the tournament. His debut for Hoffenheim came the same week he was promoted to its first team.
Canouse is the eighth youngest American to
debut in the Bundesliga. Fellow Pennsylvanian Christian Pulisic
debuted for Borussia Dortmund at the age of 17 in January. Germany,
Bundesliga John Brooks
(Hertha Berlin), 90 minutes, 2-0 vs. Schalke 04 Russell Canouse
(Hoffenheim), sub-24, 1-0 vs. Wolfsburg
Timmy Chandler (Ein. Frankfurt),
did not dress, 0-3 vs. Bor. Moenchengladbach
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen), did not dress, 0-5 at Bayern Munich Fabian Johnson
(Bor. Moenchengladbach), 85 minutes, 3-0 vs. Ein.
Alfredo Morales (FC Ingolstadt), did not dress, 3-3 vs. VfB Stuttgart
Christian Pulisic (Bor. Dortmund), did not dress, 2-0 vs. Mainz