- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 31, 2009
- 2 Comments
- Kenny Cooper, Transfers
In a way I guess the writing has been on the wall for a while for this move (or any for that matter) for Kenny Cooper. Today we have learned that FC Dallas has sold the star striker to German side TSV 1860 Munich of the 2. Bundesliga pending a medical examination.
Not official word yet on how much the deal is for. Some across the pond have been saying it is less than a million. I don’t buy that for a second. More credible people here like Buzz Carrick at 3rdDegree or Steve Goff at the Washington Post suggest the club/league could end up with as much as $3 million, depending on how Cooper does in Europe. Which Dallas will pocket most of that.
Cooper had wanted to move across the pond last summer but the club rejected mulitple offers from clubs. Apparently the club also rejected a couple more offers this past month from various clubs, including 1860 Munich.
We know that Dallas in a way was planning for such a move during the Gold Cup run while Cooper was with the US national team. Head coach Schalles Hyndman tried a couple different moves up top in place of Cooper, one being veteran striker Jeff Cunningham. At times things worked out but just like most of the season it did not.
At this point FCD has 14 days left in the summer transfer window to bring in a player (window closes on August 14th), but can also sign anyone that is out of contract during that window until the roster freeze date on September 15th.
In a way I just don’t see them filling this void until the winter. Maybe I am wrong and will be proven wrong but I kind of think the club is throwing in the towel on this season with this move.
Overall though I can’t but be more excited for Cooper. I know this is a move he has wanted for some time, even though he does indeed love Dallas. It’s a good move for him personally because another year in Dallas would continue to hold him back I think. He could only carry that club so much.