Mount Royal Soccer has recently rumoured that Kenny Cooper, formerly of the Seattle Sounders, could be making a move to Montréal in the near future. It looks like those rumours are true, as Adam Braz and the front office staff announced Sunday that the MLS veteran would be joining the Impact post haste.
#IMFC OBTIENT L’ATTAQUANT KENNY COOPER Il a marqué 75 buts en carrière en MLS Détails >> http://t.co/zB4RJSHsqq pic.twitter.com/hI1LXn6ATM— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) 12 Avril 2015
Cooper has played for FC Dallas, Portland Timbers, New York Redbulls and the Seattle Sounders in the MLS, and has 75 careers goals in the league. He has also has limited experience in the English Premier League and the Bundesliga. He was used extensively by Seattle off the bench, and during the US Open Cup, where he found success in many competitions. His career was stymied however by the pressence of Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey, who prevented Cooper from seeing a lot of minutes on the pitch.
The biggest question now remains: will Frank Klopas use Kenny Cooper in the Champions League finals against Club America? This is a question likely to plague Impact fans right up until kick off in the final match.
Quelle utilisation pour Cooper ? Un duo d'attaque avec Jack Mac, seul en pointe, en joker sur le banc ? #IMFC pic.twitter.com/8CKdvFH3X7— IMFC Fans (@IMFCFans) 12 Avril 2015
Montréal have struggled offensively this season in MLS, failing to win a single match (0-2-2), most recently in a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.
Will Kenny Cooper be the spark that ignites the Impact offence? That remains to be seen, but his addition certainly cannot hurt.