SAN ANTONIO, TX (Dec. 19, 2012) - The San Antonio Scorpions have re-signed defender Ryan Cochrane and added two new players, defender Lyle Martin and midfielder Edin Husic, to their roster for the 2013 season.
Cochrane, 29, will return for his second season with the Scorpions after starting in all 25 games he appeared in last season, scoring one goal and tallying three assists as a key member of a backline that allowed the fewest goals in the NASL in 2012.
"Having Ryan back, who was one of the NASL's Best XI players last season, will solidify the defensive line for next season," Head Coach Tim Hankinson said of Cochrane. "We are very glad to have him back."
Martin will join Cochrane on the backline after a stint with the Bejing Baxy of China Division One. The American defender was drafted by Chivas USA of Major League Soccer in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft and played with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the USL First Division from 2007 to 2009.
With the Whitecaps, Martin, 27, was awarded the team's Newcomer of the Year Award in 2007 and helped the Whitecaps win their second league championship in 2008.
"Lyle has versatility at the right back and right midfield position," Hankinson said. "He has tremendous athleticism and we will be looking at him to hold down the right side of the backfield."
Husic, 27, comes to the United States from Bosnia, where he played with FK Sarajevo. The 6-foot-1 midfielder has also made three appearances for the Bosnian national team in his career.
"Edin brings top level eastern European professional experience and though he is by position a defensive midfielder, he has great quality coming forward in the attack," Hankinson said.