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Cochran Proving Worth With Dynamo
Former Michigan, K-W United defender latest to emerge from St. Louis

After earning accolades in college and plaudits from those in PDL circles, rookie Houston Dynamo center back AJ Cochran has fit in well at the heart of his new club’s defense. The former Michigan Bucks and K-W United standout was called into action early this season after Eric Brunner was sidelined by injury and David Horst was suspended. Cochran stepped in for his first start against New England last Saturday with the confidence of the Dynamo’s coaching staff behind him.

Cochran Proving Worth With Dynamo

After earning accolades in college and plaudits from those in PDL circles, rookie Houston Dynamo center back AJ Cochran has fit in well at the heart of his new club’s defense. The former Michigan Bucks and K-W United standout was called into action early this season after Eric Brunner was sidelined by injury and David Horst was suspended. Cochran stepped in for his first start against New England last Saturday with the confidence of the Dynamo’s coaching staff behind him.

Koval Making Strong Impression With Quakes

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Cox Returns To Sounders U23

Following a year of professional soccer with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Jamael Cox has signed for the Sounders U-23 for the 2014 PDL campaign. Cox is a Tacoma, Wash. native who played on the 2012 Western Conference Champion, Sounders U-23 side. “Development is a winding road, not a straight line when it comes to players,” Sounders U-23 Head Coach, Darren Sawatzky said.

Ashlee Returns To Boost Highlanders

Victoria Highlanders FC are excited to welcome full back Ryan Ashlee (Victoria, B.C.) for the upcoming PDL season. Ashlee made immense strides during the 2013 PDL season with Victoria, emerging as one of the most consistent and reliable players for head coach Steve Simonson.

Vets Returns For Second Season With Brilla

Mississippi Brilla FC had a roster filled with new faces in 2013. Heading into its eighth season in the Premier Development League, Brilla has focused on building around the core from last year’s team. “Our most successful seasons have been the years when we were able to bring back a nucleus of players from the previous season,” said President Rusty Bryant. “We didn’t have that luxury the last couple of years, so we made it a priority for this season.”

Wenger Has Strong Debut For Union

After his recent trade from the Montreal Impact, Andrew Wenger’s debut for the Philadelphia Union couldn’t have gone much better. The former Reading United forward, and native of Lancaster, Pa., not only scored in his debut, but also provided strong all-around play as he made a good first impression on his teammates and coaching staff.

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