FCD Still Holding On To Cooper

FCD Still Holding On To Cooper

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 29, 2008
  • Cardiff City, Kenny Cooper, Summer Transfers

Getty ImagesAh just when you thought the Kenny Cooper situation would get cooled off a bit a new twist takes place. According to one of my sources, the club have rejected two bids for Cooper; one being the $4 million offer from Cardiff City and the other being a $3 million offer from Rosenborg.

The club also denied Cooper’s request to visit each club, that according to Buzz Carrick over at 3rd Degree.

Dallas seems pretty set on keeping Cooper as long as they can here in hopes to make a playoff push here this season and to try and sell Cooper at a higher price this winter.

With the way the club played on Sunday you can bet they believe they have a playoff contender at the moment. With Cooper on board there is a definite shot with the way things are in the league right now. If he goes, so goes the playoff hopes and the club knows it.

There is still the talk of Cooper and Dallas working out a contract deal that would see him be the highest paid player on the club. They have already offered Cooper a new deal but that was rejected by his agent a week or two ago.

Its starting to sound a bit like he will actually be staying afterall. Whenever I get another update on this situation I will pass it along to you all.

UPDATE: Dallas GM Michael Hitchcock says he isn’t going anywhere:

“We received offers from multiple international clubs for Kenny Cooper during this transfer window, but we elected to decline them all. The international interest is a credit to Kenny, FC Dallas and the ever increasing talent level in Major League Soccer.

“Winning championships is our priority, and we feel strongly that Kenny will continue to be an important part of our success as we compete for the MLS Cup this year and in the future.”