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A. J. Cochran

A. J. Cochran
Full nameAlec John Cochran
Date of birth (1993-02-09) February 9, 1993 (age 23)
Place of birthSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current team
Houston Dynamo
Youth career
2011–2013Wisconsin Badgers
Senior career*
2013Michigan Bucks5(0)
2013K-W United3(0)
2014–Houston Dynamo20(0)
2015Charleston Battery (loan)2(0)
National team
2014–United States U231(0)

Alec John "A. J." Cochran (born February 9, 1993) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a defender for the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer.


Early Career

Cochran attended high school at CBC 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

On January 16, 2014 it was announced that Cochran had been drafted by the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer 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]


  1. "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  2. "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  3. "Dynamo select AJ Cochran in first round of MLS SuperDraft - Houston Chronicle". January 16, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  4. "MatchCenter - Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas". Retrieved April 6, 2014. 

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