The Rebirth of Eddie Johnson and Kenny Cooper Back Home in MLS

Eddie Johnson and Kenny Cooper are two names that have fluttered in and out of the US national team over the last five or so years.Both players were deemed to have outgrown MLS when they left for pastures new, more precisely Europe back in 2008 and 2009 respectively.Both however suffered the same fate in Europe struggling to make an impact and falling off the radar in terms of the national team.Johnson made the move to Fulham where he failed to score a goal. Loan spells at Cardiff City, Greek side Aris Thessaloniki and Preston North End didn’t prove to be any more successful.A very short stay in Mexico, with Puebla, proved to be just as unsuccessful and he rejoined the MLS in February 2012 initially joining Montreal Impact before being traded to the Seattle Sounders in exchange for two players.Cooper’s jaunt to Europe was equally poor, a move to German side 1860 Munich in Germany’s second tier, where he scored just two goals during his stay.After failing to establish himself with the German side he was loaned out to English team Plymouth Argyle in January 2010, the team were then based in the Championship.Cooper, however, managed only to play in ...
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