Thierry Henry gets so much of the attention directed toward New York’s pro soccer team.
Fellow DPs and international stars Tim Cahill and Rafa Marquez scoop up their share, too. And this year, American midfielder Dax McCarty has enjoyed a fantastic season.
But let’s tip our hats today to Kenny Cooper, who just matched an individual season high in goals. With Nos. 17 and 18 this year, Cooper matched his 2008 total, which was second that year among all MLS scorers.
That’s probably where he’ll finish this year, as well. Going into tonight’s matches, he’s second behind only Chris Wondolowski.
Here are both of Cooper’s goals in Saturday’s win over Philadelphia, along with the rest of the highlights.
“If you bring one player in for £100m and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney,’ he said.
“The day that this is football, I’m not in a job anymore, because the game is about playing together.”
“If I spend money, it is because I am trying to build a team, a real team. Barcelona did it. You can win championships, you can win titles, but there is a manner in which you want it.”
Klopp has spent a lot of money, but he’s spaced it out in picking up six players for around 2/3 of the Pogba fee this summer (Granted two were on free transfers).
That said, he didn’t exactly take over a club lacking star power that required loads and loads of buys. Klopp is at a different standard in answering to the media and public right now. While that’s pretty well-deserved, the way he’s getting credit for the price tags on assets he’s sold is kind of hilarious.
Either way, we are loving Klopp in the Premier League. Bring on the season.
Yet this summer has been an incredible one for transfers, with so many Premier League teams leading the way in business, that names like Sadio Mane, Michy Batshuayi, Nico Gaitan, and Nolito miss out list (and they are just the tip of the iceberg).
Here’s our Top Ten so far
10. Mario Gotze, Bayern Munich –> Borussia Dortmund
Will a return “home” do the trick for the World Cup clinching attacker?