Dec. 1, 2003
Abu Dhabi, UAE (Monday, Dec. 1, 2003) - You’d think they’d get sick of each other. U.S. Under-20 central defenders Ryan Cochrane and Chad Marshall seem to be basically attached at the hip. On the field they play next to each other, off the field they sleep next to each other (on separate beds of course), even the states they grew up in – California for Marshall and Oregon for Cochrane – are next to each other. Luckily for the team, the two college standouts like each other, and it shows on the field. The defenders have been the rock in a constantly changing backline, as during their two years with the Under-20s there have been numerous players to their right and left. With 83 appearances between them, the roomies will be a crucial element in handling the rough and tumble play of Germany.