| Alec John Cochran|
| Wisconsin Badgers|
| (1993-02-09) February 9, 1993 (age 22)|
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Houston Dynamo (#16 / Defender)
A. J. Cochran Wikipedia
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.
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.
On January 16, 2014, Cochran was drafted by Houston Dynamo in the first-round (16th overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
Cochran made his professional debut during a 4–1 loss to FC Dallas on April 5, 2014.
Cochran's option was declined by the Dynamo at the end of the 2015 MLS season.
Despite going on trial with the Colorado Rapids in the 2016 MLS pre-season, where he scored a match winner against Sacramento Republic, Cochran was not offered a contract and signed with USL club Saint Louis FC on March 6, 2016.