Maurizio Rocha

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Maurizio Rocha
Personal information
Full name Maurizio Rocha-Villarroel
Date of birth (1976-08-20) August 20, 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1995–1998 Connecticut Huskies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Miami Fusion 11 (0)
1999 Project 40 (loan) 13 (0)
2003 Rochester Rhinos 5 (0)
2003 El Paso Patriots 6 (0)
2004 Western Mass Pioneers 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Maurizio Rocha is a Bolivian retired football (soccer) midfielder who played professionally in Major League Soccer and USL A-League.


Rocha graduated from Saint Benedict's Preparatory School, which he had attended through St. Benedict's foreign exchange program with the Tahuichi Academy in Bolivia. Rocha attended the University of Connecticut, playing on the men's soccer team from 1995 to 1998. He was a 1998 First Team All American.[1]


In February 1999, Rocha signed the Major League Soccer Project 40 and was assigned to the Miami Fusion. He spent the 1999 season with Project 40. In 2000, he played eleven games with the Fusion first team. The Fusion waived Rocha on November 2, 2000. In 2003, he played for the Rochester Rhinos and El Paso Patriots of the USL A-League.[2] In April 2004, he signed with the Western Mass Pioneers, but was released in July.[3] Rocha also played for Real Santa Cruz in Bolivia.


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