How he joined the club: Signed on July 14, 2014
2015: Started 22 matches, appearing in 26 total. Tallied his first MLS goal at NYC on 5/15. Also scored vs. NE on 7/25. Wore the captain’s armband against HOU on 7/3. U.S. Open Cup:Appeared in three matches as the Fire reached the semifinal for the twelfth time in club history; wore the captain’s armband against Orlando City SC on July 22.
2014: Signed with the Fire on July 14. Appeared in ten matches, starting in eight. Made his MLS debut on July 30 against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Suffered a facial laceration and fracture in the Fire’s match against the Houston Dynamo on Sept. 28 after taking an errant elbow to the face. Missed the remainder of the season while recovering from the injury.
Other Professional Experience
A product of the FC Universitatea Cluj youth academy, Cocis made his senior debut in 2001 and scored 14 goals in 37 appearances before transferring to Moldovan side FC Sheriff Tiraspol in 2004. From 2004 through 2006, Cocis helped Sheriff to three Divizia Nationala honors, two Moldovan Super Cups and the Moldovan Cup, and started seven UEFA Champions League matches.
Following his time in Moldova, Cocis moved to Russia in 2007 and joined FC Lokomotiv Moscow, leading the side to the Russian Cup in his first season with the club.
The Slatina, Romania native’s career included additional stops in Romania, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Russia before he joined FC Hoverla in 2013 where the central midfielder scored three goals in 19 appearances.
A veteran Romanian international who has earned 50 caps for his country, Cocis made his international debut on Aug. 17, 2005 in a 2-0 win over Andorra. With six assists to his credit, Cocis scored two goals for his country including the lone goal in Romania’s 1-0 win over the Faroe Islands in UEFA World Cup Qualifying on Sept. 10, 2008. Cocis most recently appeared in Romania’s UEFA World Cup Qualifying playoff match against Greece on Nov. 15, 2013.