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Frisco, TX (Feb. 7, 2022) – Former FC Dallas forward Kenny Cooper Jr. was a legend for the team on the pitch, now he’ll be sharing his energy and enthusiasm for FC Dallas soccer throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area as the club’s first official FC Dallas Ambassador.

In this newly created role, Cooper will work with multiple departments throughout the organization to represent FC Dallas and help build the best soccer community in Texas. This includes broadcasting and media work, community relations appearances and outreach as well as a host of other responsibilities.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named FC Dallas Ambassador and to be a part of the FCD family,” said Cooper. “I love this club and am passionate about what it is building on and off the pitch in my hometown. I'm excited to connect and engage with our community and great fans. I look forward to creating new memories with them as we support our team.”

“Kenny is a part of DFW soccer’s DNA,” said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt. “He’s an outstanding ambassador for FC Dallas and is going to be a phenomenal addition to our front office.”

Kenny Cooper graduated from Dallas’ Jesuit College Preparatory School and signed with English Premier League’s Manchester United in 2003. After playing abroad for two and a half years, Cooper signed with FC Dallas in 2006. His first stint with Dallas had him sporting the hoops from 2006-2009. He re-signed with the club during the 2013 season. With his hometown soccer club, Cooper earned MLS All-Star honors in 2008. Cooper also played for MLS’ Portland Timbers, New York Red Bulls, Seattle Sounders, and CF Montréal. Over the span of his career, Cooper netted 75 goals in MLS play. With the U.S. men’s national team, he earned 10 caps and scored four goals.

“There are so many legends of the game in Dallas who have had a big impact in my life and our soccer community,” continued Cooper. “I'm eager to follow the great example of people like my father, Kenny Sr., and former teammate Bobby Rhine, to help grow the game in DFW. I'd like to thank Dan, Clark and the Hunt family for all they have done for the game and for the opportunities I have had with FC Dallas. I’m eager and committed to help build upon the amazing legacy of Lamar Hunt.”

Cooper and his wife, Molly, live in Prosper, Texas with their two daughters, Gwenny and Coco.

CONNECT WITH KENNY COOPER AND FC DALLAS HEAD COACH NICO ESTÉVEZ
FC Dallas Season Ticket Members and Supporters have an opportunity to connect with Cooper and FC Dallas Head Coach Nico Estévez as part of the club’s exclusive, Season Ticket Member/Supporters New Era Chat. It’s a candid hour-long conversation with Cooper and the first-year head coach available only to FC Dallas Season Ticket Members and Supporters. To join the New Era of FC Dallas soccer as Season Ticket Member or Supporter, please visit FCDMemberships.com or email Memberships@FCDallas.com.

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