Kenny Cooper hopes he can put down roots at the Seattle Sounders.

Cooper moves to the Sounders from FC Dallas.

"I would love to be in Seattle for a long time," said Cooper, still just 29. "I'm just thrilled with where I've ended up and incredibly grateful for the faith shown in me - really looking forward to it. It's a really great opportunity.

"I think everyone dreams of playing in that type of atmosphere, and we're so fortunate now that's in this league. Seattle provides such a great place to play. From my experience being a player on the away team, I think it's a game that everybody looks forward to experiencing that fan culture."

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