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FC Dallas Brings Back All-Star Kenny Cooper

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Kenny Cooper #33 of the New York Red Bulls  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Kenny Cooper #33 of the New York Red Bulls (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

FRISCO (AP) – FC Dallas is bringing back former All-Star forward Kenny Cooper in a trade with the New York Red Bulls.

The deal announced Monday sends allocation money to New York for Cooper, a former Dallas high school standout who scored 11 goals in 29 starts when he made his MLS debut in 2006.

Cooper had 18 goals and three assists in 30 starts 2008, when he was an All-Star and the league’s comeback player of the year after an injury-shortened 2007 season.

Cooper was transferred to 1860 Munich during the 2009 season and was limited by injuries in two seasons there. The 28-year-old returned to MLS with Portland before getting traded to New York.

FC Dallas also acquired forward Eric Hassli from Toronto for a conditional second-round pick in 2014.

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