Cooper Coming Back Home?

Cooper Coming Back Home?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 8, 2010
  • Kenny Cooper

Kenny Cooper could be coming home this summer to Dallas. Take note in the emphasis.

A couple different outlets are reporting that the former FC Dallas striker could be set to leave Europe and head back home to MLS. A move that wouldn’t shock me in the least bit if it goes down.

The thing is getting Cooper back in Dallas won’t be easy. He’ll likely require a transfer fee from 1860 Munich, not to mention it will also require the club to move to the top of the allocation order (they currently sit at number four).

Cooper failed to impress overseas. He scored three times in 14 appearances for 1860 before being sent on loan to English Championship side Plymouth in January. While with Plymouth, Cooper was limited to just seven substitute appearances and failed to find the net.

A move back to MLS is one that would do Cooper a bit of good in my opinion. But getting out of his contract in Munich won’t be easy as it runs through 2012 and is guaranteed. 1860 could buy him out which would be the best case scenario. I doubt MLS or even the Hunts would be willing enough to buyout his contract to get him back here.

Then the issue will come down to how much would FCD be willing to pay Cooper? Its something that Cooper would have to probably take a pay cut to do if he really wants to play here again.

Just as I began writing this the club said on Twitter that the rumors with Cooper have no truth to them. Honestly I don’t buy that but we’ll see.