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SAFC defender Greg Cochrane announces retirement


San Antonio FC defender Greg Cochrane has announced his retirement from professional soccer after a six-year career.

“Soccer has been my life for as long as I can remember,” said Cochrane. “To play for six seasons and fulfill my childhood dream is a true blessing. I would like to thank my family for their support and sacrifices, my teammates for the laughs and competition, my coaches for the lessons, the front offices and support staffs for their daily work, and the fans for their endless support. While I close the chapter on my playing career, I’m excited and energized about the future.”

Cochrane departs as SAFC’s leader in all-time minutes played, totaling 8,970 minutes played in all competitions. He became the first SAFC player to reach 100 matches played and anchored San Antonio’s league-best defense as the club conceded a league-low 24 goals and recorded 15 shutouts.

“We’re really pleased for Greg and his family on their opportunity as he starts his post-soccer career,” said SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell. “He’s truly earned it through hard work every day. On behalf of everyone at San Antonio FC, we’d like to thank Greg for his effort over the last few years. He’s been here from day one and has been consistently a good and energetic character on and off the field the entire time. We’re excited for him to embark on this opportunity ahead, and I look forward to continuing the relationship for many years to come.”

Cochrane joins defender Stephen McCarthy in retirement.

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Stephen Michael 26, is a journalist, social media coordinator, host, and entertainment reporter. Michael graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Digital Media in 2020 from the University of the Incarnate Word. He has worked covering the San Antonio Rampage, Stars, and San Antonio Futbol Club. He was the host of the Project Spurs Roundtable on NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio from 2015-17.


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