|02-08-2006, 03:05 PM||#1|
Tebowing the long haul
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TX, USA
Man U Castoff Joins FC Dallas
This is good news...I'm going to have to trek to Frisco during the summer to catch the team. They had a monumental collapse last season after losing Mulrooney, Eddie Johnson, and Carlos Ruiz for stretches, but add Kenny Cooper to the mix and you have a nice looking club.
FC Dallas signs Kenny Cooper
Posted: 1 day ago
DALLAS (AP) - Kenny Cooper has signed with FC Dallas after being released by Manchester United last month.
The 21-year-old forward, a Baltimore native who moved to Dallas when he was 14, joined United in 2003, but never played for the club. He was loaned to English club Oldham Athletic and Academica Coimbra in Portugal before his Jan. 31 release.
"It's not every day that a player of Kenny Cooper's caliber leaves one of the top club teams in the world to pursue his dream of playing professional soccer in his hometown," Michael Hitchcock, FC Dallas' president and general manager, said in a statement Monday. "This is a great day for FC Dallas, Major League Soccer and the entire Dallas Soccer Community."
Cooper is the son of former Dallas Tornado player Kenny Cooper, Sr.
The details of Cooper's contract were not released.