Archive for the ‘1860 Munich’ Category

Kenny Cooper Passes 1860 Physical

August 4, 2009

FC Dallas striker Kenny Cooper’s transfer to 1860 Munich is now complete.

The final hurdle was passing his medical today, which makes him available for 1860’s first match of the 2nd Bundesliga season Sunday against Koblenz.

Meanwhile, LFV pal Greg Seltzer has cleared up the latest Freddy Adu rumor.

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Smug Soccer Management Press Conference

February 12, 2009

Obviously some 1860 Munich fan is not thrilled with the team’s management. Special thanks to Keith Richardson for digging up this hilarious nugget. For those easily offended, please don’t press the play button.

American on Trial At FC Union Berlin

July 17, 2008

I’ve always wanted to see an American playing for FC Union Berlin again (since Ryan Coiner left in 2005) and soon it may be possible. Union is one of the über-cool rock and roll teams that may not always be successful, but has a pretty hip band of supporters (not unlike FC St Pauli).

This week, according to the Sächsiche Zeitung, former Cal Bears standout Steven Purdy is on trial for a position in central defense with the third division side. The 23-year-old Purdy played this past season with the 1860 Munich reserves and has competition for the position during the trial. German-Iranian Sasan Gouhari, a 22-year old defender from the Hamburger SV reserves is also on trial with Eisen Union.

A decision between Purdy and Gouhari was supposed to be announced after testing them both in a preseason match against SC Borea Dresden on Tuesday. While the game ended 1-1, Purdy was given partial blame for Borea’s goal by Robert Koch while Gouhari reportedly did not fare much better during his appearance in the second half. So far, no announcement has been made on which player has been selected.