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03/04/2014
 
Bridgeview, IL - After a great preseason run for the Chicago Fire, winning seven of their eight matches and winning the Desert Diamond Cup,  they have added one further piece to their puzzle ahead of the new season.

The club announced the acquisition of Greg Cochrane from the LA Galaxy in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft on Monday.
 
The 23-year old will join a number of young talented defenders to the team for the upcoming season.
 
“Greg (Cochrane) is a young, versatile player with a lot of potential,” Chicago Fire Head Coach Frank Yallop said. “He gained valuable experience during his rookie season and we're glad to have him join our squad to provide some additional depth.”
 
In his first professional season, Cochrane started nine of his 12 MLS matches for the Galaxy. He also started both CONCACAF Champions league matches and appeared once in Lamar Hunt U.S.Open Cup Play.
 
A native of Holland, Pa., he was selected as the 38th overall pick by the Galaxy in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. Cochrane spent the final two years of his collegiate career at the University of Louisville, where he started all 44 games. He scored six goals and five assists for the Cardinals. In his two previous years, he scored two goals and eight assists in 38 games at Virginia Tech.
 
Cochrane will join the team just before the season opener against Chivas USA at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on Sunday, March 9.
 
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