FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno Football Club has announced the loan signing of goalkeeper C.J. Cochran from Nashville SC, pending league and federation approval. Per club policy, details of the loan agreement were not disclosed. Cochran, 27, is expected to add depth to the goalkeeping ranks for Los Zorros, after spending the 2016 & 2017 USL seasons with Oklahoma City Energy FC. The Georgia native signed with fellow USL newcomers Nashville ahead of the 2018 season. Cochran will wear the No. 1 shirt for the Foxes.
“We’re delighted to add C.J. on loan from Nashville,” said general manager Frank Yallop. “He’s a young, steady and competent keeper that will complement our team well."
Cochran made 9 starts in 10 appearances for Energy FC in 2017, tallying four clean sheets in the process. Additionally, the Georgia State alum was pivotal in helping the Oklahoma side to a berth in the 2017 Western Conference Final as a No. 6 seed. Prior to his time with Energy FC, Cochran spent the 2015 season with the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NPSL, starting in all 8 matches and garnering one National Cup appearance.
In additional player transactions for Los Zorros, the club announced defender Justin Fiddes has been recalled by affiliate club Vancouver Whitecaps FC and forward Lamin Suma has been released from his contract with Fresno FC. The club would like to thank both players for their contributions to the club and wish them well on their future endeavors.
Cochran looks on during OKC Energy's 2017 playoff win over San Antonio FC
Transaction: Fresno Football Club sign goalkeeper CJ Cochran on loan from Nashville SC on June 12, 2018.
Name: CJ Cochran
Weight: 206 lbs.
Date of Birth: September 17, 1991
Hometown: Alpharetta, Georgia
Last Club: Nashville SC
How Acquired: Signed on loan on June 12, 2018
Fresno Football Club, the Central Valley’s first professional soccer club, is a member of the United Soccer League (USL). The club hosts home matches at Chukchansi Park in beautiful downtown Fresno. FFC exists to provide a top-class, inclusive and dynamic sporting experience in one of the nation’s most diverse regions. For more information, visit FresnoFC.com.