COOPER TO PLYMOUTH NOT DONE
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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.
DiamondD
Saturday January 30, 2010 6:31 pm
EuroMan

Cooper is the real deal who has had some unfortunate luck.
Goes to 1860 and scores goal and becomes toast of the town!
Cooper plays for US and coach punishes him by not playing him.
Cooper then gets injured always giving 100% and even the coahc says he is superhuman!

Coach at 1860 will not let Cooper play on US team so he must move at least for now.

Euroman...you don't have a clue what is going on so don't make stupid comments.
Rico
Saturday January 30, 2010 5:12 pm
Euroman, are you for real? Altidore is playing, not great but still young. And frankly all the strikers have the same or similar stats and are all struggling.

Adu is way overhyped but still has time on his side, and could turn his career around.

Gooch started for Standard Liege, and was brought to AC Milan as cover. He never was going to play much in the beginning, but as injuries and fatigue set in over the course of the year, would have gotten more opportunities.

Eddie Johnson is garbage, and can't really argue with you on that one.

Are Dempsey and Donovan also playing at clubs above their weight?
ICEMANofALFRED
Friday January 29, 2010 11:46 pm
It's telling that Cooper sees it as a better career move to try and move to play in the third tier of English soccer...than to stay and try to play in the second tier in Germany? But I suppose now that we have virtually no Strikers actually PLAYING much in Europe at any level and the MLS is set to lose what little credibility it has by locking out it's players... actually being seen to be playing even for a team playing near the bottom in the second division in England is likely going to help Kenny secure his place in the 23 man roster... anybody who thinks that we're gonna be scoring a whole bunch of goals come June should really think about this for a while.

Oh and eurofan... I'll give you some of what you're saying... but Onyewu was doing just fine playing in Belgium for several years before moving to Milan... but remember he moved to AC Milan and pretty soon after he moved there...he suffered a bad knee injury... I don't care if he was from Brazil, that kind of injury means you're NOT gonna be playing anywhere anytime soon.

As far as US players making it in Europe...some have and some haven't and that just is how it goes... but McBride, Friedel, Keller, Cherundolo, Dempsey, Bocanegra, Harks, Wynalda and yes Onyewu have all had pretty good runs.
Grimey
Friday January 29, 2010 3:28 pm
Gooch has been hurt since the preseason, Charlie Davies was doing good with Sochaux until the car wreck, Donovan is doing good so far at Everton, not to mention Friedel, Howard, Bocanegra, Spector, and Dempsey(also injured) are all critical assets to their clubs. It's not that Americans aren't doing good in Europe it's that there are so many it makes it easy for biased English to point out the the few that are failing.
Chad
Friday January 29, 2010 2:47 pm
Uh, Euroman, you're a knucklehead. KC was playing regularly, either as a starter or sub, until the knee injury. He is just now coming back for that. Don't speak about things you do not understand.
Euroman
Friday January 29, 2010 9:00 am
Eddie Johnson, Josey Altidore, Fredie Adu, Gooch, and many others went to Europe and just didn't play because they were not good enough for the teams they selected to join.
Matt
Thursday January 28, 2010 9:43 pm
He was playing when healthy, but he has been hurt for a while.
TMick
Thursday January 28, 2010 6:20 pm
@euroman

you have no support to substantiate your comment at all.
euroman
Thursday January 28, 2010 3:59 pm
KC is just one more American who went to a club above his ability and didn't get to play. Same old story.
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