Monday, February 1, 2010
English Championship club Plymouth Argyle have finalized a loan until the end of the season for American forward Kenny Cooper from Germany's 1860 Munich of the 2. Bundesliga.

Reports surfaced late last week that a move was imminent for the former FC Dallas man who barely spent more than six months with the Munich club.

Plymouth head coach Paul Mariner, a former assistant in MLS with the New England Revolution, says he is delighted to have Cooper on board.

"He's going to be a great addition to the club, " Mariner said after all the papers were signed on Sunday. "He's a very powerful forward who gives us many options."

Mariner also added that the Maryland native will have plenty of incentive to score goals this spring in hopes of landing a spot on US national team coach Bob Bradley's 23 man roster for this summer's World Cup.

"He can play wide and he can play through the middle and he's a highly motivated character who wants to try to get in with the World Cup squad with the USA," added Mariner.

Cooper will hope to make his debut this weekend for the Pilgrims when they take on West Brom Albion.