A. J. Cochran

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A. J. Cochran
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Personal information
Full name Alec John Cochran
Date of birth (1993-02-09) February 9, 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Saint Louis FC
Number 4
Youth career
2011–2013 Wisconsin Badgers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Michigan Bucks 5 (0)
2013 K-W United 3 (0)
2014–2015 Houston Dynamo 26 (0)
2015 Charleston Battery (loan) 2 (0)
2016– Saint Louis FC 30 (0)
National team
2014 United States U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 9, 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 16, 2014

Alec John "A. J." Cochran (born February 9, 1993) is an American professional soccer player who currently plays for Saint Louis FC in the United Soccer League.


Early career[edit]

Cochran attended CBC High School in St. Louis, Missouri, where he played for the Cadets under coach Terry Michler, the winningest high school coach in the U.S. AJ won a state championship his junior year and was an All American his senior year. AJ was also Gatorade player of the year for Missouri his senior year. Cochran played three years of college soccer at the University of Wisconsin between 2011 and 2013, before signing a Generation Adidas deal with Major League Soccer. AJ helped take Wisconsin to the NCAA tournament his junior year and was a first team All American. While at college, Cochran appeared for both Michigan Bucks and K-W United FC during their 2013 seasons.[1][2]

Houston Dynamo[edit]

On January 16, 2014, Cochran was drafted by Houston Dynamo in the first-round (16th overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.[3]

Cochran made his professional debut during a 4–1 loss to FC Dallas on April 5, 2014.[4]

Cochran's option was declined by the Dynamo at the end of the 2015 MLS season.[5]

Saint Louis FC[edit]

Despite going on trial with the Colorado Rapids in the 2016 MLS pre-season, where he scored a match winner against Sacramento Republic,[6] Cochran was not offered a contract and signed with USL club Saint Louis FC on March 6, 2016.[7]


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