Kenny Cooper

Kenny Cooper
33
Forward
  • Seattle Sounders FC
  • 6' 3"
  • 210 lbs.
  • 10-21-1984
  • Baltimore, MD

MLS Experience

2013: Made 31 appearances with 19 starts in his return to FC Dallas after arriving from NY via trade on February 4. Finished second on the team with six goals and 21 shots on goal, as well as tied-third with 45 shots. Scored in back to back games at RSL (10/2) and vs. CHI (10/12), including lone multi-goal game of the season vs. CHI. Netted 77th minute PK equalizer in 1-1 draw vs. POR (5/8). First goal of the season came on 90th minute game-winner in 3-2 win vs. HOU (3/17). Recorded lone assist of season in 2-2 draw at TOR (4/6).

2012: Joined Red Bull New York on Jan. 12 in a trade with the Portland Timbers. Scored in his first game for New York after coming on for Dane Richards in the 63rd minute of a 2-1 loss to FC Dallas on March 11. Matched a career-high for goals scored in a season with 18. Started 26 of the 33 matches he played for New York. Had five two-goal games—vs. COL (3/25), at COL (4/7), vs. PHI (7/21), vs. TOR (9/29), and at PHI (10/27). Also had three assists.

2011: Tied for second on Portland Timbers with six goals. Scored his sixth goal of the year in the 9th minute against San Jose on Sept. 21. Scored the fifth goal of the season in a 3-0 win on Sept. 16 against New England. Ended a career-long, 14-game goalless drought Aug. 6 at San Jose, finishing a cross from Jorge Perlaza in the 23rd minute. Logged his second assist of the season, helping to set up Jorge Perlaza's goal in a 3-0 win over LA, Aug. 3. Recorded at least one shot in the season's first 16 games. Suffered at least one foul in the first 11 games of the season. Recorded his first game-winning goal and third goal of the season in the 22nd minute April 30 against Real Salt Lake, knocking in a right-footed shot from five yards out following a Kalif Alhassan cross. Scored his second goal of the season in the 35th minute April 17 against former club FC Dallas, heading a Jack Jewsbury corner kick into the upper-left corner from six yards out. Scored the first goal in MLS Timbers history in the season opener at Colorado, drilling a free kick from 30 yards out in the 80th minute. Earned the second assist on Jewsbury’s 38th-minute goal in a 1-1 draw at New England April 2; it was his first MLS assist since June 2009.

2009: Played his fourth and final season with FC Dallas, scoring seven goals and adding an assist in 15 games (15 starts).

2008: Enjoyed a tremendous season, scoring a career-high 18 goals and logging three assists in 30 games (30 starts) for FC Dallas. Named to the MLS All-Star team and MLS Best XI, MLS Comeback Player of the Year, and Team MVP. Led the club in goals, games, games started, minutes played (2,622), shots (119), shots on goal (60) and game-winning goals (4). Named MLS Player of the Week in consecutive weeks (Weeks 18-19), for two-goal games against LA Galaxy (7/27) and at Toronto FC (8/3).

2007: In his second season with FC Dallas, played 14 games (12 starts) in an injury-shortened season. Contributed four goals and two assists.

2006: Played his debut MLS season with FC Dallas, starting 29 of 31 games. Named team MVP after ranking second on the team with 11 goals, while adding four assists. Tallied six game-winning goals. Earned MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 16.

Other Professional Experience

2009-10: Transferred from FC Dallas to TSV 1860 Munich on July 31, 2009. Limited to 14 games (9 starts) across two 2.Bundesliga seasons due to injury. Scored two goals over his stint with 1860 Munich. Added another goal in two games of cup action. Appeared in his final match with 1860 Munich as a substitute on Dec. 19, 2010.

2004-05: Started his pro career with English Premier League club Manchester United. Spent time on loan with Oldham Athletic of English League One. Scored three goals in five league games with Oldham Athletic.

International

Has 11 caps with the U.S. National Team, netting five goals. Earned his first cap and opened his international goal account in a friendly against Denmark Jan. 20, 2007, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Scored the first goal of a 2-0 U.S. win against Guatemala in a 2010 World Cup qualifying match on Nov. 19, 2008. Added two goals in five games during the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup as the U.S. reached the finals of the tournament. Was named one of the top 18 players in the tournament.

Personal

Father, Kenny, Sr., played goalkeeper for Blackburn Rovers of the English Premier League and the Dallas Tornado of the NASL.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Seattle Sounders FC 6 5 2 358 1 12 4 7 3 1 0
2013 FC Dallas 31 19 6 1741 1 45 21 22 23 2 1
2012 New York Red Bulls 33 26 18 2505 3 84 46 36 20 3 0
2011 Portland Timbers 34 29 8 2562 2 78 30 26 40 2 0
2009 FC Dallas 15 15 7 1331 1 52 29 15 10 2 0
2008 FC Dallas 30 30 18 2622 3 119 60 36 39 1 0
2007 FC Dallas 14 12 4 1068 2 33 16 16 9 0 0
2006 FC Dallas 31 29 11 2453 4 65 30 39 23 3 0
Career Totals 194 165 74 14640 17 488 236 198 167 14 1

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 6 5 2 358 1 12 4 7 3 1 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 31 19 6 1741 1 45 21 22 23 2 1

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs New York Red Bulls 2 1 0 100 0 2 1 2 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season New York Red Bulls 33 26 18 2505 3 84 46 36 20 3 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Portland Timbers 34 29 8 2562 2 78 30 26 40 2 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 15 15 7 1331 1 52 29 15 10 2 0

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 30 30 18 2622 3 119 60 36 39 1 0

2007 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs FC Dallas 2 2 0 203 1 2 1 9 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 14 12 4 1068 2 33 16 16 9 0 0

2006 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs FC Dallas 2 2 0 145 0 3 3 5 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season FC Dallas 31 29 11 2453 4 65 30 39 23 3 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
4/19/2014 SEA @ CHV W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/12/2014 SEA @ DAL W 3-2 Started 68 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
4/5/2014 SEA @ POR T 4-4 Started 60 1 0 3 2 2 2 0 0
3/29/2014 CLB @ SEA L 2-1 Started 60 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
3/23/2014 SEA @ MTL W 2-0 Started 66 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
3/15/2014 TOR @ SEA L 2-1 Subbed On 26 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
3/8/2014 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Started 78 0 0 4 1 4 0 1 0
10/26/2013 DAL @ SJ L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 SEA @ DAL W 0-2 Started 58 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
10/12/2013 CHI @ DAL L 3-2 Subbed On 78 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
10/5/2013 DAL @ RSL T 1-1 Subbed On 45 1 0 2 1 2 1 0 0
9/29/2013 CLB @ DAL L 4-2 Subbed On 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2013 DAL @ NY L 0-1 Subbed On 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 DAL @ COL L 1-2 Subbed On 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 VAN @ DAL W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 SJ @ DAL T 2-2 Subbed On 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
8/21/2013 DAL @ CHV W 3-1 Subbed On 33 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/17/2013 DAL @ POR L 1-2 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/11/2013 LA @ DAL T 3-3 Subbed On 23 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 DAL @ SEA L 0-3 Subbed On 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 DAL @ MTL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0
7/13/2013 RSL @ DAL L 3-0 Started 59 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0
7/7/2013 DAL @ LA L 0-2 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/4/2013 CHV @ DAL T 0-0 Started 64 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
6/29/2013 DAL @ PHI T 2-2 Started 85 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
6/22/2013 KC @ DAL T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 0
6/15/2013 DAL @ POR L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 DAL @ COL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2013 SJ @ DAL W 0-1 Started 68 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/18/2013 DAL @ SEA L 2-4 Started 64 1 0 2 2 1 2 0 0
5/11/2013 DC @ DAL W 1-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 POR @ DAL T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
4/27/2013 DAL @ VAN T 2-2 Started 76 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 0
4/20/2013 VAN @ DAL W 0-2 Started 76 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
4/13/2013 LA @ DAL W 0-1 Started 66 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
4/6/2013 DAL @ TOR T 2-2 Started 72 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
3/30/2013 DAL @ NE W 1-0 Started 64 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 RSL @ DAL W 0-2 Started 84 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
3/17/2013 HOU @ DAL W 2-3 Started 89 1 0 2 2 1 2 1 0
3/10/2013 DAL @ CHV L 1-3 Started 74 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0
3/2/2013 COL @ DAL W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0
10/27/2012 NY @ PHI W 3-0 Started 74 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 0
10/20/2012 KC @ NY T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0
10/6/2012 CHI @ NY L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2012 TOR @ NY W 1-4 Started 90 2 1 5 3 0 4 0 0
9/22/2012 NY @ NE T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/19/2012 KC @ NY L 2-0 Subbed On 45 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0
9/15/2012 CLB @ NY W 1-3 Started 77 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
8/29/2012 NY @ DC T 2-2 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/26/2012 NY @ KC T 1-1 Started 70 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
8/19/2012 POR @ NY W 2-3 Subbed On 54 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
8/10/2012 HOU @ NY W 0-2 Started 86 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/3/2012 NY @ HOU L 0-2 Subbed On 35 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
7/28/2012 NY @ MTL L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0
7/21/2012 PHI @ NY W 0-2 Started 90 2 0 5 5 0 0 1 0
7/18/2012 CHI @ NY W 0-1 Subbed On 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/15/2012 SEA @ NY T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 5 2 1 3 0 0
7/8/2012 NY @ NE L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
6/30/2012 NY @ TOR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
6/24/2012 DC @ NY W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0
6/20/2012 NY @ VAN T 1-1 Started 89 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
6/17/2012 NY @ CHI L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0
5/23/2012 CHV @ NY T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 3 2 0 2 0 0
5/19/2012 NY @ MTL W 2-1 Started 89 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 0
5/13/2012 NY @ PHI W 3-2 Started 90 1 0 3 1 2 1 0 0
5/9/2012 HOU @ NY W 0-1 Started 89 1 0 2 1 4 0 1 0
5/5/2012 NY @ LA W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 5 0 3 1 0 0
4/28/2012 NE @ NY W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 4 2 4 0 0 0
4/22/2012 NY @ DC L 1-4 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
4/14/2012 SJ @ NY T 2-2 Started 90 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0
4/7/2012 NY @ CLB W 4-1 Started 90 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 0
3/31/2012 MTL @ NY W 2-5 Started 90 1 0 4 3 1 1 0 0
3/25/2012 COL @ NY W 1-4 Started 90 2 0 5 3 1 1 0 0
3/17/2012 NY @ RSL L 0-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0
3/11/2012 NY @ DAL L 1-2 Subbed On 27 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
10/22/2011 POR @ RSL T 1-1 Started 66 0 0 3 1 2 1 0 0
10/19/2011 POR @ DC T 1-1 Started 84 1 0 4 1 2 1 0 0
10/14/2011 HOU @ POR L 2-0 Started 74 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
10/2/2011 POR @ VAN W 1-0 Started 85 1 0 3 3 4 2 0 0
9/24/2011 POR @ NY L 0-2 Started 71 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
9/21/2011 SJ @ POR T 1-1 Started 85 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
9/16/2011 NE @ POR W 0-3 Started 80 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 0
9/10/2011 POR @ PHI T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
8/24/2011 CHV @ POR W 0-1 Started 71 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
8/20/2011 VAN @ POR W 1-2 Started 83 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
8/17/2011 POR @ KC L 1-3 Started 66 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
8/14/2011 POR @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 1 0 3 0 0
8/6/2011 POR @ SJ T 1-1 Started 89 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
8/3/2011 LA @ POR W 0-3 Started 90 0 1 6 1 4 0 0 0
7/30/2011 TOR @ POR T 2-2 Subbed On 16 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
7/23/2011 POR @ CLB L 0-1 Subbed On 45 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 POR @ CHI W 1-0 Subbed On 26 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0
7/10/2011 SEA @ POR L 3-2 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/2/2011 KC @ POR L 2-1 Subbed On 23 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
6/25/2011 POR @ DAL L 0-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
6/19/2011 NY @ POR T 3-3 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0
6/11/2011 COL @ POR L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 POR @ CHV L 0-1 Started 75 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
5/29/2011 DC @ POR L 3-2 Started 69 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0
5/21/2011 CLB @ POR W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 0
5/14/2011 POR @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0
5/6/2011 PHI @ POR W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0
4/30/2011 RSL @ POR W 0-1 Started 89 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 0
4/23/2011 POR @ LA L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0
4/17/2011 DAL @ POR W 2-3 Started 90 1 0 3 2 2 2 1 0
4/14/2011 CHI @ POR W 2-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0
4/2/2011 POR @ NE T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 2 1 0 5 0 0
3/26/2011 POR @ TOR L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 4 1 0 3 0 0
3/19/2011 POR @ COL L 1-3 Started 90 1 0 2 1 1 3 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves