The glow on
"It really was great being out there with all these players," said Cooper. "It was important for us to play well and we had to do that to beat a good team like West Ham."
He hadn't scored a goal nor logged an assist, and in fact squandered an excellent chance by heading a
After a few words about the game, Cooper replied to the inevitable question about a possible transfer. "No, no news yet," he said. "I'll be playing Sunday against L.A., as far as know."
The Galaxy had made a move of its own a week earlier by signing Argentine defender
A few days later, Los Angeles waived Portuguese defender
His two goals upped Cooper's tally this season to 11, which matches the personal high he set as a rookie in 2006 and again brings up the question: Has he done enough to earn a transfer abroad? To which the response must be: How much will it take for MLS to sell him or how much will it ante up to keep him?
Cooper's career tally of 26 goals falls well short of Twellman's mark, but having already tasted the European game with Manchester United and at clubs on loan, he's more than keen to go back. FC Dallas general manager
Norwegian clubs pay high prices. Valerenga paid $750,000 for ex-D.C. United keeper
Only by offering
But such a staggering salary would elevate him to DP status and far surpass the salaries of strikers like Twellman and
Yet the league can only blame itself for paying Johnson nearly as much as
So Cooper is staying, but FC Dallas officials are still faced with losing midfielder
The cases of Cooper, Twellman, Ruiz and Ángel differ greatly, but scorers demand real money. To beef up
To avoid throwing its salary structure further out of whack, eventually selling Cooper may be the league's best option, especially if a rumored bid of $4 million from Cardiff City ratchets up the price even further.