Revs sign Re-Entry Draft selection Ryan Cochrane

Revs add depth along backline with two-time MLS Cup Champion defender

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution bolstered the club’s defensive corps today by signing Re-Entry Process selection Ryan Cochrane to a new contract. Per MLS and team policies, terms of the deal were not released.

Cochrane, 27, entered Major League Soccer in 2004 and has played his entire seven-year career with the San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo. Mainly a central defender, he won two MLS Cups with the Dynamo in 2006 and 2007. Overall, he has made 123 career regular-season appearances, scoring four goals and adding four assists. As a central figure in the 2007 Houston defense, Cochrane helped the Dynamo set a then-record for team defense with just 23 goals allowed in the 30-game season.

The Portland, Ore., born defender began his career with the San Jose Earthquakes in 2004 after a collegiate career at nearby Santa Clara University. Cochrane stayed with the team when it was relocated to Houston in 2006, and then was selected by the then-expansion San Jose Earthquakes in the 2007 Expansion Draft. He played the 2008 season and part of the 2009 season in the Bay Area, before being traded back to the Dynamo on Aug. 14, 2009.

“We’re pleased to have reached an agreement with Ryan,” said Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns. “Having Ryan on the roster gives us more options along our backline, and he brings leadership and a championship mentality to our club.”

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