Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cooper Top Scorer in 2014 U.S. Open Cup

Despite not playing in the U.S. Open Cup Final, Kenny Cooper won the 2014 U.S. Open Cup Golden Boot with 6 goals, 2 more than the next closest goal scorer. Cooper scored twice in the 4th Round against PSA Elite, once in the 5th Round against San Jose, once in the quarterfinals against the Portland Timbers, and twice in the semifinals against the Chicago Fire. With 13 career U.S. Open Cup goals, Cooper is tied for second in the modern era behind only Philadelphia's Sébastien Le Toux who has 14. Other MLS players who finished in the Top 10 in scoring in this year's tournament are:

Fabián Castillo (Colombia) - FC Dallas - 4 Goals
Gastón Fernández (Argentina) - Portland Timbers - 4 Goals
Deshorn Brown (Jamaica) - Colorado Rapids - 3 Goals
Blas Pérez (Panama) - FC Dallas - 3 Goals
Sébastien Le Toux (France) - Philadelphia Union - 3 Goals

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