The time is now for Kenny Cooper if he wants to get Bob Bradley's attention for 2010. With two friendlies on the horizon in November, steady play from the tall forward would likely earn up at least a spot when the rosters are announced next month.
With 1860 Munich facing Bundesliga 1 club Schalke 04 at home in the DFB-Pokal, Cooper was in the starting lineup once again. Having scored once already in the competition in September, finding the back of the net would not only improve his side's chances of upsetting Schalke, but also garner more attention from Bradley.
Unfortunately, Cooper and Munich were unable to get on the scoresheet as Schalke bounced 1860 from the Cup. Cooper played 56 minutes, before getting pulled as part of a double substitution.
Cooper was one of a handful of Americans in action in Europe on Wednesday. Here is a rundown of how they did:
- Luis Robles dressed but did not play in Kaiserslautern's 3-0 loss against Werder Bremen.
- David Yeldell started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in TUS Koblenz's 4-0 loss vs. TSG Hoffenheim.
- Jermaine Jones did not dress in Schalke 04's 3-0 win vs. 1860 Munich. He is recovering from an injury.
- Alejandro Bedoya started and played 90 minutes in Orebro SK's 1-1 draw vs. AIK.
- Dan Califf did not dress in FC Midtjylland's 5-0 win vs. Esbjerg fB.
- Dominic Cervi dressed but did not play in Celtic's 1-0 loss vs. Hearts.
What did you think of Americans in action Wednesday? Catch any of Cooper's game? Think he'll get a call up in November?
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