Dallas:Kenny Cooper signed with FC Dallas on Monday after being released by Manchester United last week. The 21-year-old forward joined United in 2003, but never played for the club. He was loaned to English club Oldham Athletic and Academica Coimbra in Portugal before his Jan 31 release. "It's not every day that a player of Kenny Cooper's calibre leaves one of the top club teams in the world to pursue his dream of playing professional soccer in his hometown,'' Michael Hitchcock, FC Dallas' president and general manager, said in a statement. "This is a great day for FC Dallas, Major League Soccer and the entire Dallas soccer community,'' he added. Cooper is the son of Kenny Cooper, Sr, a former player for Dallas Tornado in the defunct North American Soccer League. The details of Cooper's contract were not released.