Friday, July 31, 2009

Goodbye FC Dallas

As in, there goes my last reason for watching them:

FC Dallas announced Friday that forward Kenny Cooper has been transferred to German second division side TSV 1860 Munich pending a medical examination. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not announced.

"Kenny has been an outstanding player for us over the last four seasons as well as a tremendous ambassador for FC Dallas in his time with the club, and we wish him the best in Munich," said general manager Michael Hitchcock in a press release. "Kenny indicated to us that he wanted to return to Europe when his contract expired next year. The timing of this transfer allows Kenny to continue his career overseas while providing our club with valuable resources for new acquisitions."

Cooper joined FC Dallas on Feb. 6, 2006 from Manchester United and was voted the team's most valuable player last season. He scored 40 goals in 93 appearances for Dallas. TSV 1860 Munich finished 12th in the Bundesliga 2 2008-09 season.

Kenny Cooper was the bright star on a team of thundering duds. His frequently phenomenal goals had lately because the sole reason for watching this team (unless you enjoy defensive meltdowns by teams that won't make the MLS playoffs.) I wonder what Arial Graziani is up to...

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