Canberra United are pleased to announce the signing of American defender Cannon Clough for the forthcoming Liberty A-League season. Clough is no stranger to the competition having impressed for both Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar in the elite level in Australia.

Clough’s football journey began in her home state of Charlotte, North Carolina, where she earned all-state private division honours at High School before graduating from UNC Chapel Hill in the US College system.

Subsequent forays into the Liberty A-League with the Jets and Roar have made her a well-known name amongst supporters of the league.

“We are extremely pleased that Cannon Clough will be signing for Canberra United for the 2023/24 season and I am looking forward to working with her during this campaign,” Head Coach Njegosh Popovich commented.

“Cannon is a very experienced player who will add a degree of flexibility to our options with the ability to play centrally or out wide, and possess an astute football brain, great technique and is a good communicator.

“Most importantly, as with all of our signings, Cannon will fit in really well into our group dynamic, understanding the culture of our club, and the league as a whole having made close to twenty appearances in the competition.”

Clough has played a fair bit of football in Australia outside of the A-League environment having proudly represented Lions FC in the Queensland NPL where the defender was nominated for the 2019 Queensland Player of the Year award.

“I am looking forward to making my debut for Canberra United and am excited about the prospect of playing for the club in front of the amazing supporter base that we have at McKellar Park,” Clough said of her signing.

“Canberra United is a big club in Liberty A-League terms, have a great reputation for playing good football, and for developing players, and I have heard good things about the city and what it has to offer.

“I am pleased to be able to sign for the club and am grateful to Njegosh and his coaching staff for giving me the chance to show the Canberra faithful what I can offer.”

Cannon Clough has committed to Canberra United for the 2023/2024 season, and you can too! Memberships for the new Liberty A-League campaign are on sale now and you can purchase yours from 2023/24 Memberships – Canberra United.


Name: Cannon Clough

Date of Birth: 10 November 1995

Place of Birth: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Position: Defender

Liberty A-League Apps: 18

Previous Clubs: University of North Carolina, Brisbane Roar, Newcastle Jets, Lions FC