Thursday, January 28, 2010
Despite widespread reports that a deal sending Kenny Cooper from 1860 Munich to Plymouth Argyle is done, the English club remains steadfast in saying than an agreement has not been reached.
Rumors started surfacing on Wednesday that Cooper would be moving to the Championship club, just a mere six months after Cooper signed with the 2. Bundesliga club.
However officials at Plymouth state that even though the former FC Dallas man is on their radar of players they are interested in bringing on, a deal is still not in place for the forward.
"I'm afraid 1860 [Munich] jumped the gun a bit," said Plymouth team spokesman Chris Parsons to YA. "He is nowhere near signed. He has not signed any papers and right now is just is player we are interested in, but that's it."
Plymouth head coach Paul Mariner suggested the same earlier on Thursday when talk of Cooper moving to England arose.
"We've put our list together of players all over the world and it just so happens that Kenny is on it," confirmed Plymouth head coach Paul Mariner. "There are discussions with many players in different positions going on, it's a question of putting the jigsaw together. There are other players who we are looking at who are not finalized either."
The former assistant coach with both Harvard University and the New England Revolution was also quick to add that, in addition to Cooper, other players from MLS may also be in the mix to join the squad.
"I know him [Cooper], [and] there are also other players that are in the MLS and available that are also on our list," said Mariner.
In 12 matches with 1860, Cooper tallied two goals after having spent four seasons in MLS at FC Dallas where he amassed 40 goals in 90 appearances.