The odds on FC Dallas sneaking into the MLS playoffs got longer today with the news that they have agreed to sell Kenny Cooper to Bundesliga team TSV 1860 Munich. As per MLS policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Cooper, 24, has spent three seasons with FC Dallas, racking up an impressive 40 goals in 90 appearances, which is good for the team’s all-time top spot. He was also voted the team’s MVP for 2008.
“This transfer gives us the resources to continue to build the team and hopefully bring in another talented forward who will be a good fit for our system,” Head Coach Schellas Hyndman said. “I have sincerely enjoyed coaching Kenny in my time with FC Dallas. He is a good teammate, a skilled goal scorer and a great person. We wish him well.”
“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,” General Manager Michael Hitchcock said. “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.”
If Cooper can break into Munich’s lineup, this move will help him get into Bob Bradley’s World Cup squad next summer.