The Kenny Cooper conundrum appears to be nearing an end. The veteran player is reportedly set to go to the Montreal Impact in a trade, pending Cooper's approval of the deal. The Seattle Sounders are expected to receive some combination of allocation money and possibly a draft pick rather than a player in return for the journeyman's services.
Though offering "no update" on the notably-absent forward's situation Tuesday, the Sounders did hint at upcoming news from GM Garth Lagerwey on Thursday.
After going missing with "excused absences" at practices and not making the 18-man roster for the first few matches of the season, it became clear that Cooper was not in the plans for the team this year, despite playing a considerable role as a backup forward and wide midfielder in 2014 and shining in US Open Cup play for Seattle.
Speculation that Cooper was being shopped around as he practiced on his own appears to be correct. According the the same report, the striker has already turned down an opportunity to make a move outside Major League Soccer, but we may know before long if Cooper is to add Montreal to his long resume after brightening the locker rooms of Dallas, Portland, New York City, and Seattle.