After earlier discussions fell apart with Alamo City to deal the rights on Kenny Cooper, an agreement has finally been hampered out sending the forward to Texas for a first round pick. Cooper has been a journeyman as of late, but is a proven scorer and was worth holding onto to obtain a low draft pick for his release, in the event he does have any gas left in his tank. The decision to release him was made much much earlier than this trade as Gateway United had no intentions of renewing his contract as was detailed when the club signed Darlington Nagbe away from Rose City. "We made our decision on the next generation, and wish Cooper well" said the Saints owner. Gateway United now has the 8th and 9th overall picks in the upcoming BSL draft.