Kenny Cooper's name has been swirling around the rumor mill lately as it looks likely that he will be making a return to MLS. When 1860 Munich pulled him away from the league a while back they paid a transfer fee, which means FC Dallas no longer holds his rights. Therefore the allocation order comes into effect. With the Vancouver Whitecaps using their #1 spot to take Jay Demerit, the Portland Timbers now hold the #1 position. We have been looking for a striker to partner with either Eddie Johnson, Ryan Pore, or Bright Dike, and Cooper would be a huge signing.
Ian Joy is reporting on his Twitter account that he believes the signing to be a done deal:
"Kicker headline- Cooper goes back to homeland. Then its says he has left 1860 and will sign for Portland Timbers! Looks 100% to me!"