Cooper: Estoril vs Académica, 11/12 [R]

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Scotty, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    Estoril 0:1 Académica

    Academica grabbed a rare away win yesterday at Estoril, when Brazilian player Rafael Gaúcho scored in the 53rd minute. Cooper was on the bench but did not play.
     
  2. jri

    jri Red Card

    Sep 28, 2000
    boca
    hey Mike Renshaw.....what's the chances that young Cooper's rep tell the Portuguese side ("either Cooper starts playing or we are backing out on the loan after Xman")...after all, what's the point of a loan for young player (if they aren't playing)...
     
  3. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas

    You may well be on to something....
     
  4. Beppe

    Beppe BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Aug 29, 2004
    Milano
    I think the jump to Portuguese div 1 was a bit ambitious considering the kid does not even know the langauge. I think he would benefit by going to a English Coca Cola League team or better yet a division 2 team. It is all about the confidence my friends and it seems like the Portuguese experiment is steering Kenny Cooper into the next Jovan Kirovski!
     
  5. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas

    No doubt there is a period in which to adjust to a totally different environment. also no doubt the young man need to play more than he is...can't at this time really say much more in an open forum....just watch this space....
     
  6. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    Now that the 'Landon Donovan Memorial "Home-sick" Loan Allocation' is about to be vacant, perhaps FC Dallas would be of interest.
     
  7. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    New Jersey
    What are the chances that the club tells the rep: take him. His resume said ManU, so we assumed he was good. After seeing him, we think he was signed as a favor to a friend of the family who has connections at ManU


    Or something like that

    ;)
     
  8. stopper4

    stopper4 Member

    Jan 24, 2000
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And maybe that would be best for all involved.
     
  9. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas

    you are living in a dream world....
     
  10. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United, anywhere Pulisic plays
    Aug 3, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The point of Cooper going over there was to get some playing time, to learn a new way of playing, and to improve his technical skills, which did need improving (all my opinion).

    Having said that, there is no such thing as a guaranteed starter in professional football. The coach makes the decisions, and the players follow. There were no guarantees when Kenny went to Académica, and the club owes him nothing except his wages.

    Still it's very early. Patience people. Rome wasn't built in a day.
     
  11. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    New Jersey
    Chicago actually. Nice city, but far from a dream world.
     
  12. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas

    ...and way too cold for me...
     
  13. K.P.

    K.P. Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Philly
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can the people who are somewhat in the know state whether they think a loan to MLS would ever be considered?
     
  14. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    You ain't gonna find too many people fitting that description in these parts. ;)
     
  15. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas

    MLS is not on the cards at this point...
     
  16. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Is 2953 also england66@sbcglobal?

    Was there a name change?

    Can someone in the know let me know? :D

    Sachin
     
  17. Tmagic77

    Tmagic77 Member+

    Feb 10, 2003
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Must be, check quoted posts to verify.
     
  18. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas
    Yes its me...lord knows how it happened as I didn't do it...woke up yesterday and was 2953....just sent an e-mail to big soccer as I am clueless to fix it myself....(its all I can do to turn the damn thing on)....england66
     
  19. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think MLS will do this unless they get Cooper for 2 seasons, and I don't think ManU would go for that.
     
  20. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas

    Cooper is NOT coming to MLS anytime soon...
     
  21. K.P.

    K.P. Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Philly
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks.
     
  22. Beppe

    Beppe BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Aug 29, 2004
    Milano
    Is Cooper even good enough for MLS?
     
  23. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas

    we may never know....
     

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