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FC Dallas announce sale of Cooper to 1860 Munich

FC Dallas have announced the sale of striker Kenny Cooper to Germany's 1860 Munich. "Kenny has been an outstanding player for us over the last four seasons as well as a tremendous ambassador for FC Dallas in his time with the club, and we wish him the best in Munich," General Manager Michael Hitchcock said. "Kenny indicated to us that he wanted to return to Europe when his contract expired next year. The timing of this transfer allows Kenny to continue his career overseas while providing our club with valuable resources for new acquisitions."

Cooper joined FC Dallas on Feb. 6, 2006 from Manchester United. The former MLS All-Star is the second leading goal scorer in club history and was voted the team's most valuable player in 2008.

"This transfer gives us the resources to continue to build the team and hopefully bring in another talented forward who will be a good fit for our system," Head Coach Schellas Hyndman said. "I have sincerely enjoyed coaching Kenny in my time with FC Dallas. He is a good teammate, a skilled goal scorer and a great person. We wish him well."

TSV 1860 Munich finished 12th in the 2008-09 season in the 2. Bundesliga, the second division of professional soccer in Germany.

"I would like to thank the Hunt family, my teammates and everyone at FC Dallas for everything over the last four years," Cooper said. "To all of the wonderful fans, thank you so much for your support. I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to play for my hometown team, in the same city where my father played for 11 years.

"I am very excited and honored to join 1860 Munich. I am hungry and ready to give my all to the club. I hope I will make Lamar and everyone at FC Dallas proud. I wish everyone the very best."

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