Former New York Red Bulls' striker, Kenny Cooper has joined the Red Bulls preseason training camp in Florida as a trialist. The 31 year old MLS veteran most recently featured for the Montreal Impact in 2015.
Cooper made two appearances for the Impact (one in MLS and one in the Canadian Championship), totaling thirty-six minutes. He had season ending knee surgery after an injury in May, against Toronto FC, in the semi-finals of the Canadian Championship.
Cooper has struggled with injuries throughout his career. In addition to his most recent knee injury, Cooper dealt with a broken right tibia in 2007, as well as intra articular ligament damage in his ankle in 2010.
The 6' 3" target man spent one season with the Red Bulls, in 2012, and was the team's leading goal scorer. Cooper scored 18 goals in 33 appearances and that was tied for his best scoring output along with his 2008 season for FC Dallas. Cooper developed excellent chemistry with former Red Bull Thierry Henry, who assisted on many of Cooper's goals.
Kenny Cooper has a wealth of experience with 75 goals in 211 MLS regular season appearances. Additionally, he scored four goals in ten appearances for the U.S. Men's National Team from 2007-2009.