San Antonio FC has sealed the return of one of their stalwarts for 2017 as the club announced defender Greg Cochrane had re-signed on Monday. Cochrane was one of just two players to play every match for San Antonio FC in 2016 and leads in minutes played with 2,631.
Cochrane was a vital member of San Antonio FC in 2016, being asked to play a wide variety of positions. Most of those came across the backline but from the wings he was also a useful attacking outlet. That proved to be the case early as he gave the club their first league assist in the win against Seattle, his first of three assists last year.
In 2016 Cochrane won team of the week honors in week 16 after starring at the back against Oklahoma City FC Energy. Cochrane was the assist provider for San Antonio FC’s vital equalizer against Des Moines Menace in the US Open Cup and captained San Antonio FC twice.
Prior to San Antonio FC, Cochrane played in Major League Soccer (MLS) with Los Angeles Galaxy who drafted him in 2013. He played 12 times for the Galaxy in MLS along with a handful of appearances in the CONCACAF Champions League and US Open Cup.
“I’m very excited to be rejoining San Antonio FC,” said Cochrane in a press release. “This is a top class organization with huge ambition. We made great strides last year, and I am excited to continue to push the club and city to new heights. The fan support, coaching staff and front office who work behind the scenes are all first class, and I can’t wait for the season to start.”
The re-signing of Cochrane brings the San Antonio FC roster to 13, with more signing announcements expected throughout January.