Veteran goalkeeper Joe Cannon is set to soon head back to California to ponder the next phase of his extensive career.

The 39-year old is a free agent after coming out of contract with the Vancouver Whitecaps and although he would like to continue playing MLS, he knows his chances of finding a new club are not all that high.

"The odds go down a bit with pre-season starting," Cannon told the Vancouver Sun. "I used to think there was a 60 or 70 per cent chance (of signing with a new club) but now it's more like 30 or 40 per cent.

"We've had some bites but the reality is there isn't a strong market for a 39-year old goalie that didn't play too much last year."

On his three-year Whitecaps career, the former San Jose Earthquakes, Colorado Rapids and LA Galaxy gloveman added: "People treated me really well here and the fans knew who I was and they were really appreciative.

"I just wish we had done better on the field while I was here. That's the only thing I regret - not really winning. We had our chances with the Canadian championship but it didn't happen."

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