George Fochive was selected by the Timbers in the third round (39 overall) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. The midfielder played his final two collegiate seasons at the University of Connecticut, starting 45 games and recording two goals and two assists for the Huskies.
ACQUIRED: Selected with the No. 39 pick in the 2014 SuperDraft and signed on Feb. 25, 2014.
2014: Made his Timbers debut, playing 19 minutes in a 3-0 win over Orlando City U23s in the U.S. Open Cup on June 17 ... Appeared in seven matches on loan with USL PRO co-affiliate Sacramento Republic FC ... Made his professional debut, playing 28 minutes as a second-half substitute in a 2-1 loss against Harrisburg City Islanders April 26.
COLLEGE: Played his final two collegiate seasons at the University of Connecticut, starting 45 games and recording two goals and two assists for the Huskies ... Started all 23 games as a senior in 2013, recording two goals and one assist ... Received American Athletic Conference second-team and NSCAA All-Northeast first-team honors following his senior season and helped guide the Huskies to a quarterfinal appearance in the NCAA Tournament ... Transferred to UConn from Hawaii Pacific University, where he was a two-time, All-PacWest selection from 2010-11.
PERSONAL: Born in Washington, D.C, but spent part of his childhood growing up in France ... Attended high school in Clermont-Ferrand, France ... Was an economics major at UConn.