Milos Kocic

Milos Kocic
Milos Kocic
Real Name: Milos Kocic
HT: 6' 4" WT: 200
Age: 34 (06/04/1985)
Birthplace: Leskovac, Serbia
Hometown: Leskovac, Serbia

Kocic is a veteran of four MLS seasons with D.C. United (2009) and Toronto FC (2010-12). He played a career-high 27 matches with Toronto FC in 2012 and played a key role in the club reaching the semifinals of the 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League as well as winning a fourth straight Canadian Championship. Kocic was drafted 21st overall in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by United following a standout collegiate career at Loyola University Maryland.

ACQUIRED: Acquired by the Timbers on Dec. 12, 2012, along with forward Ryan Johnson, in a trade with Toronto FC in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, goalkeeper Joe Bendik and allocation money.

2013: Started two games during the regular season, posting a 1.00 goals-against average, one shutout and a 1-0-1 record ... Made his first MLS start as a member of the Timbers on June 8, and made five saves in a 2-2 draw at Chicago  ... Recorded his first-career MLS assist in the match against Chicago, starting the play that led to Diego Valeri's goal in the 33rd minute against the Fire, a goal that was voted MLS Goal of the Week for Week 15 ... Became the first Timbers MLS goalkeeper to register an assist and the first Timbers 'keeper to earn an assist since Josh Wicks achieved the feat for the second-division Timbers on July 15, 2007 ... Received honorable mention on the Team of the Week for Week 15 ... Logged a clean sheet in his second start Sept. 7 in a 4-0 win against Toronto FC at JELD-WEN Field ... Started and played all 45 minutes of the first half of a friendly against EPL side Norwich City FC, logging three saves and contributing to a 1-0 shut-out victory on July 24 at JELD-WEN Field ... Recorded a clean sheet, making two saves, in a 1-0 win over Mexico's Monarcas Morelia in a friendly July 3 at JELD-WEN Field, helping the club claim the inaugural Copa Verde ... Started, played 90 minutes in each of the club's third- and fourth-round matches of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S.Open Cup against the Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO) and Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) ... Recorded seven saves to help lead the team to a 5-1 win over Wilmington in the third round May 29 ... Logged his first clean sheet of the season in a 2-0 win over Tampa Bay in the fourth round June 12 ... Made eight starts for the Timbers Reserves during the MLS Reserve League season.

2012: Recorded career-highs in games played (27), minutes played (2,430), saves (82) and shutouts (3) in his third season with Toronto FC … Helped Toronto FC record a three-game winning streak July 11-18, as the club defeated Vancouver Whitecaps (July 11), New England Revolution (July 14) and Colorado Rapids (July 18) … Registered nine saves, a 1.00 goals-against average and a shutout during that span … Started all four games of the 2012 Canadian Championship, posting three shutouts, to help Toronto FC capture a fourth straight Voyagers Cup (Canadian championship) and a berth in the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) … Played in three matches during the 2011-12 CCL, guiding Toronto FC to the semifinals of the tournament before falling to Mexico’s Santos Laguna … Played in one match during the Group Stage of the 2012-13 CCL, starting in a 5-1 win over El Salvador club CD Aguila on Aug. 1.

2011: Made eight regular-season appearances (7 starts), logging 654 minutes and a shutout for Toronto FC … Finished the season with 27 saves, a 3-1-4 record and a career-best 1,38 goals-against average … Won MLS Save of the Week in Week 22, making a 90th-minute save on a shot by Real Salt Lake midfielder Will Johnson on Aug. 13 to preserve a 1-0 victory and his first MLS shutout … Made a career-high 11 saves in a 2-0 loss to Chicago Fire on Aug. 21 at Toyota Park … Started all eight of Toronto FC’s matches through the Group Stage of the 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League, recording a 5-2-1 record and two shutouts … Helped the club finish second in its group, trailing first-place Pumas (Mexico) by just one point and advance to the knockout rounds.

2010: After a trial, was signed by Toronto FC on April 6, 2010 … Made his Toronto FC debut June 2 against the Vancouver Whitecaps (USSF D-2) in a scoreless draw, earning the shutout in a Nutrilite Canadian Championship fixture at BMO Field, contributing to the club winning the 2010 Canadian Championship … Made CONCACAF Champions League debut Aug. 24, starting in a 1-0 road loss to Panama side Arabe Unido in the 2010-11 tournament … Played his first MLS minutes of the season Oct. 16 in a 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew, coming on as a sub in the 72nd minute after Jon Conway was shown a red card … Earned his first start for Toronto FC on Oct. 23 in the season finale, earning a 3-2 win against his former club, D.C. United … Was loaned to the Serbian White Eagles of the Canadian Soccer League (CSL) during the season and was awarded the league’s Goalkeeper of the Year.

2009: Selected 21st overall (second round) in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United … Made four league appearances for United, including three starts … Finished his rookie season with nine saves in 308 minutes of action and a 1-2-1 record … Earned the victory in his MLS debut May 2, making two saves in a 2-1 win over FC Dallas at RFK Stadium … Started in his club debut April 22, in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play-in match against FC Dallas … Played 381 minutes in five U.S. Open Cup matches, registering a 4-0-0 record and one shutout to help United reach the U.S. Open Cup final against Seattle Sounders FC … Registered tournament wins over Ocean City Barons (Third Rd.), Harrisburg City Islanders (Quarterfinal) and Rochester Rhinos (Semifinal) … Entered the final as a sub in the 71st minute of the match after starter Josh Wicks was ejected from the contest.

COLLEGE: Played the final three seasons of his collegiate career at Loyola College from 2006-08 … Compiled 29 shutouts in 46 career matches for the Greyhounds … Was a two-time All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) first-team selection and helped lead the school to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2007-08 … As a junior in 2007, he logged 17 shutouts, which tied a school record set by former MLS goalkeeper Zach Thornton in 1993, and finished with the nation’s best goals-against average (0.47) … Named the MAAC Tournament MVP in 2007 … Posted a 17-0-1 record and 12 shutouts as a senior in 2008, earning All-North Atlantic Region Team and second-team All-America honors from the NSCAA … Began his collegiate career at St. John’s University as a redshirt freshman in 2005.

PERSONAL: Majored in international business at Loyola College … Played in the youth system of his home town team Dubočica Leskovac in Serbia … He and his wife, Evelyn, welcomed triplets on Sept. 9, 2012. 

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