PORTLAND, Ore. – Former UConn men’s soccer midfielder George Fochive (’13) became the third-ever Husky to win the Major League Soccer Cup when the Portland Timbers topped the Columbus Crew, 2-1, to win their first-ever championship on Sunday night at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
Fochive joins Kevin Burns (Columbus, 2008) and Mpho Moloi (Houston, 2006 and 2007) as the only Huskies to reach the sport’s highest level.
The midfielder played in 11 games, making eight starts for the Timbers in 2015, registering one assist in 684 game minutes.
Fochive, who was drafted No. 39 overall by the Timbers in the 2014 MLS Draft, played two years at UConn after transferring from Hawaii Pacific University. He started all 45 games for the Huskies from 2012-13, helping Connecticut reach the NCAA Quarterfinals in back-to-back seasons.