Ryan Cochrane (soccer)

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Ryan Cochrane
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Personal information
Full name Ryan Cochrane
Date of birth (1983-08-08) August 8, 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth Portland, Oregon, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2001–2003 Santa Clara Broncos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 San Jose Earthquakes 32 (0)
2006–2007 Houston Dynamo 52 (2)
2008–2009 San Jose Earthquakes 21 (2)
2009–2010 Houston Dynamo 18 (0)
2011 New England Revolution 22 (1)
2012 San Antonio Scorpions 26 (1)
Total 171 (6)
National team
2002–2003 United States U20 22 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 4, 2012.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 4, 2010

Ryan Cochrane (born August 8, 1983) is a retired American soccer player.


Youth and College[edit]

Cochrane attended La Salle High School near Portland, Oregon[1] and played three years of college soccer at Santa Clara University, from 2001 to 2003. In his final year, Cochrane was named a second-team All American, and was a Hermann Trophy semifinalist.


Following his junior season, Cochrane signed a Project-40 contract with Major League Soccer, and entered the 2004 MLS SuperDraft, where he was selected 5th overall by San Jose Earthquakes. In his first year, Cochrane was largely a backup for Jeff Agoos and Troy Dayak, but finished the year with 18 starts and 1459 minutes. Along with the rest of his Earthquakes teammates, he moved to Houston for the 2006 season.

After the 2007 season, Cochrane asked to return to San Jose to play for a newly formed 2008 expansion side, also named Earthquakes. Houston accommodated his request and left him exposed in the November 2007 MLS Expansion Draft where San Jose made him the first selection. He scored the deciding goal in the 90th minute for San Jose Earthquakes on August 3, 2008 against Los Angeles Galaxy in a match that would end 3-2 for San Jose.

Less than two years after leaving Houston, Cochrane was traded back to Dyanmo on August 14, 2009 in exchange for an international roster slot through the 2010 season.[2]

After the 2010 MLS season Houston declined Cochrane's contract option and he elected to participate in the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Draft. On December 15, 2010 Cochrane was selected by New England Revolution in Stage 2 of the Re-Entry draft.[3]

Cochrane spent the 2011 season with New England. At season's end, the club declined his 2012 contract option and he entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Cochrane was not selected in the draft and became a free agent. On February 2, 2012, Cochrane signed with the expansion San Antonio Scorpions of the North American Soccer League.[4]

After one season with San Antonio, Cochrane announced his retirement on December 28, 2012.[5]


Cochrane has played for the U-18 and U-20 United States national soccer teams. With Chad Marshall, he anchored the defense of the U-20 team at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship.


San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

Houston Dynamo[edit]


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