Those of you wondering how FC Dallas striker Kenny Cooper would secure a UK work permit considering he has just two national team appearances, wonder no more. Cooper doesn’t have to worry about a work permit because his father, Ken Sr., is English, meaning Cooper doesn’t have to do the work permit dance that other American players (like Brad Guzan) have to.
For those of you who don’t know anything about Cooper Sr., he was a goalkeeper in the North American Soccer League after moving to the United States from England in 1970. He spent a decade playing in goal for the Dallas Tornados before embarking on a coaching career in indoor soccer game. Now his son is one of a handful of MLS players whose fathers played in the NASL.
So no, Kenny Cooper doesn’t have to worry about a work permit
, so stop asking already.