Third Time A Charm? Kenny Cooper training with Red Bulls

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by DAVE MARTINEZ

Jesse Marsch says Kenny Cooper is not on trial with the club.

Then again, that’s what he said about Shaun Wright-Phillips last season – and we all saw how that turned out.

Nevertheless, Cooper is back with the Red Bulls this week in what is being described as a “training” function.

“I know that’s how [Shaun Wright-Phillips] started, but he’s just training,” Marsch told NewYorkRedBulls.com’s Eric Giacometti. “He’s a friend of this club.”

Marsch said the training stint is not a trial. Instead, it is a chance for Cooper to “stay sharp” in a familiar environment.

Besides being a former Red Bull himself, Cooper also took advantage of his newly-found free agent status to trial with the Red Bulls this past preseason. While unable to crack the club, his roots still run deep enough within the organization to warrant a stay in training.

Cooper, 31, enjoyed a memorable campaign with the Red Bulls in 2012, appearing in 33 matches, earning 26 starts and converting 18 goals to lead the club on the season. New York currently hold Bradley Wright-Phillips, Gonzalo Veron, Brandon Allen and Anatole Abang as their only natural strikers on roster. Mike Grella can also contribute in that role.

 

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  • Arsenal10023

    Perhaps NYRB should take another look at this guy…..0-2 start to the season, with no goals scored.

  • george

    31…Kenny Cooper is 31

  • slowleftarm

    If Kenny Cooper is the answer, I don’t want to know the question.

    • William

      The Harrison Metrostars are the answer to really really bad soccer that no one care about or wants to waste their money or time on.

      • slowleftarm

        Ok but they draw 4-5 times the crowds that Cosmos get and RBNY destroyed Hempstead last year at RBA so what does that mean for you and your boys?

        • William

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        • William

          Hey where are the CHAMPIONSHIPS ??????????????????????

          • Larry\’s A Simpleton

            http://www.gofundme.com/f.cosmos

            please donate. dig deep and help stover and the f.cosmos pay their bills. there are thousands of youth soccer players in nassau county who were stiffed by the f.cosmos reneging on promised money.

            PLEASE donate before it’s too late and the f.cosmos go belly up…….again!

            Dig deep angry bill, dig deep!

            • William

              hey there Larry I missed you Larry the complete loon of the EOS threads

            • What Larry really meant

              I don’t really understand how the transfer process works or how youth affiliations work. I really don’t understand anything about this game. I just like the way Mix & Pirlo look with their long flowing hair.

        • William

          Stop using fake name to post !!!!!