FRESNO, Calif. – Fresno Football Club has re-signed Scottish defender Alex Cooper for the 2019 season, pending league and federation approval, the club announced today.
The 27-year-old left back returns to the Foxes after an impressive inaugural season in the USL Championship, in which he started 24 matches, scoring three goals and assisting two more in 2018. He missed parts of the season due to injury, but the Liverpool Academy product is healthy for the upcoming campaign.
“We’re excited to welcome Alex back to our club after a successful first year with us,” said head coach Adam Smith. “He was a key piece on both sides of the ball and we’re looking forward to having him provide that spark on the left wing.”
Cooper scored his first USL Championship goal against the LA Galaxy II on March 24, 2018. He also scored the game-winner against OKC Energy FC on March 31, 2018, that secured Fresno FC’s first ever win.
The Foxes kick off the USL Championship regular season on March 9 at New Mexico United. The Foxes open at home on March 23 against Reno 1868 FC. Tickets for the full 2019 Season and single games are available now at 559-320-2525 or by visiting FresnoFC.com.
Name: Alexander Cooper
Hometown: Birmingham, England
How Acquired: Free agent
Last club: Fresno FC