Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by American40, Oct 30, 2003.
Found this in a Manchester United forum in a thread about their youth teams:
Damn, what were the goals like?
Does this Cooper kid have aspirations at all to play for the US? or is he another one of those Whitbred types that is holding out to play for England?
Currently NUFC has a first half summary up:
Whitbread isn't holding out to play for England. He's played for the US just a couple of months ago and has stated that's who he wants to play for. He's a player on the verge of getting called up to Liverpool's first team and as most big clubs do, Liverpool is not making it easy for him to leave for the U-20 World Cup.
Back to topic, Cooper has grown up in the US so I doubt there are many worries there.
This isn't working for me. Could you coy-paste?
It doesn't tell much about the Man U players, anyway. Basically just says Cooper scored from a tap-in on 14' and that he crossed in a ball that was nearly met with a head in the box.
tree. cooper has spent his whole life in the u.s.
i wouldn't worry about losing him to the brits.
"Obviously it would be brilliant to play for your country," Cooper said.
That doesn't sound good if it is in response to a question by an English reporter!
I'm thinking he said that to Mr. Rob at TopDrawer. I think.
Sky Sports News just showed some highlights from this game. (Slow news day, I guess, despite all the Arsenal suspensions.)
Cooper didn't have much to do on either goal; for the first one he tapped the ball in from about 3 feet out from a nice-looking cross. He got the second one after the ball came to him in a scramble at the net. Again, he was standing right in the goal mouth, hit it against the left post this time and it went in off the back of the 'keeper's head. Still, two goals is two goals.
I think FSW will re-run this broadcast of Sky Sports News at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow (EST).
Damn rihgt two goals are teo goals if that was Forlan for Man U he would've most likely missed them.
From another poster on the same thread:
Not to mention he's using the word "brilliant" in a context where no red-blooded American ever would.
You've never heard a Brad or Claudio interview have you?
Christ ,they even say "massive".....
I'm not sure Friedel is a good example here.
BRAD: "Right then, that lad Donovan's a class footballer, and how 'bout that fit bird he's shagging."
Yank youngster fires Reds to victory
Definitely, you don't want to use Brad as your base case. Regarding Cooper, it's very typical to start using British words. But that accent that Brad's got going is another matter....Not that we need another thread debating it.
Kenny has English parents, but was born in Texas and has lived there his whole life. You'd expect he'd pick up linguistic stuff from his parents. Aye.
I believe Kenny was born in Baltimore where his Dad was coach of the Baltimore Blast in the MISL. His father had been here for at least ten or twelve years when the kid was born. I think Kenny could easily fall into the accent since he's heard it from his Dad his whole life. I think he regards himself as an American.
Found this match report that gives a better description of Cooper's goals:
And the report from TEAMtalk.com states, somewhat strangely:
"Yankee youngster Kenny Cooper - a player recommended by senior goalkeeper Tim Howard - scored twice as Newcastle were hammered 4-0 on Tyneside."
Somebody said earlier that Cooper talks like a Brit but with an American accent, if that makes any sense.
Is that true that Tim recomended Cooper to Man Utd?? I don't remeber reading anything about that, i always thoughtr it was a connection through his fathers English roots. They probabley just made it up cause it sounds good
I was always under the impression that Cooper was just playing on some youth team in Dallas when a United scout spotted him and signed him up. I guess they just figure everyone in America knows eachother.