Joe Cannon ’98 was drafted to the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS Expansion Draft. Cannon grew up in the San Jose area and who played collegiately at Santa Clara and in MLS for Colorado, Los Angeles, and two variations of the San Jose Earthquakes. He helped the first MLS version of the Quakes win the league title in 2001, and left the league after the 2002 season to play for six months in France. He came back to MLS in 2003 with Colorado and then went to the Galaxy, which traded him to San Jose prior to the 2008 season. At the end of the 2008 season, Cannon led the league with 124 saves, compiled nine shutouts (the leaders notched 10), and placed fifth with a 1.27 goals-allowed average.