Monday, January 05, 2009

Cooper to Stay in MLS

U.S. International striker Kenny Cooper appears to be staying in MLS for another year.
It appears that Kenny Cooper will be staying state-side for one more year.

The imposing striker nearly joined Cardiff FC in the summer, but FC Dallas rejected the proposed deal even after MLS had agreed terms. Many expected the USA international to complete a move in the winter, but that appears to not be the case.

“I believe we will have Kenny for this year,” Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman said according to When prodded for further explanation, he said, “All I know, we got an O.K. to count on Kenny for the season.”
Could Cooper be the victim of a tight global credit market? Maybe. But here is something more likely, Cooper starts with MLS but come the summer transfer window, he pulls a Jozy Altidore and ends up with a quality European club before the start of their seasons.

I certainly hope Cooper has gotten a nice big fat raise. The man was making just $80,000 per year and certainly is worthy of a hefty raise.

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