Carlos Bocanegra

Major League Soccer

Brazil or Bust

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By: Rescinded Red

The road to Brazil has created a perfect storm for Major League Soccer. United States Men National Team hopefuls are scrambling back to the top-flight domestic league with the promise of a pay raise and guaranteed playing time. And MLS in the last year of a national TV deal; is desperate to piggyback off the projected ratings bump from the first World Cup in their time zone in 20 years.

Oguchi Onyewu is available; should D.C. United pursue him?

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Oguchi Onyewu parted ways with Sporting Lisbon today, making the 31 year old center back a free agent. In the past, Onyewu has expressed a preference to come to Major League Soccer at some point and that D.C. United would be his first choice team. If the team were able to sign him, Onyewu would instantly become the best defender on the team, even though he hasn't played very many games over the past few years.

Dempsey tops list of latest MLS salary figures

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By KEVIN KOCZWARA

Clint Dempsey hasn't even stepped onto the field for the Seattle Sounders yet, but he's already at the top of league when it comes to his salary, which is just above $5 million for the 2013 season, according to the Major League Soccer Player's Union, which released player salaries for the 2013 season through Aug.

Wondolowski scores twice in return as Earthquakes defeat 10-man Chivas USA

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

After watching their defending MLS MVP notch five goals for the U.S. Men's National Team at the recent CONCACAF Gold Cup, fans of the San Jose Earthquakes hoped Chris Wondolowski would bring some of that scoring prowess from the Americans' title run back to Buck Shaw Stadium.

Bocanegra: “You have to earn it”

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US soccer player Carlos Bocanegra speaks with Clemente Lisi about his return to MLS and his hopes for another run with the National Team. Read More

Debutant Torres scores winner to lead 10-man Chivas USA past woeful TFC

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By DAN KARELL

Despite playing down a man for 65 minutes, Chivas USA found a way to win their first match in 14 games.

Debutant Erick Torres, on-loan with the club from Chivas Guadalajara, scored the game's only goal late in the second half to defeat the hapless Toronto FC, 1-0, at the StubHub Center on Wednesday night.

Midweek MLS: Wins for Colorado and Chivas USA

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Colorado got an own-goal winner in New England and 10-man Chivas USA shutout Toronto in Wednesday's MLS games. Read More

Chivas USA defies the odds to defeat Toronto FC

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A pair of new editions to Chivas USA threatened to be rendered moot by a debatable decision on Wednesday night.

Chivas USA had added striker Erick "El Cubo" Torres from parent club C.D. Chivas Guadalajara as well as former United States National Team Captain, defender Carlos Bocanegra at the start of the Summer transfer window, and the two players were in the Goats' starting lineup for the first time against Toronto FC at the StubHub Center.

MLS Week 21: Your Wednesday Running Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

A pair of mid-week matches kick off MLS Week 21, including a match that could signal Carlos Bocanegra's return to Major League Soccer.

Bocanegra and Chivas USA take on Toronto FC tonight at StubHub Center, and while it is unclear whether Bocanegra will start, he is available for the match, and therefore could make his debut for the Goats.

MLS Week 20: A Look Ahead

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By THOMAS FLOYD

In the congested Western Conference, where just six points separate the top seed from exiting the playoff field, every match carries major implications.

That much is known by the Portland Timbers and Los Angeles Galaxy, who sit in a tie for third place going into their meeting Saturday at Jeld-Wen Field.

MLS Week 19: Your 4th of July Running Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Colorado Rapids are coming off one of their most impressive wins of the season, and tonight they have a chance to add another quality scalp to their list of conquests when they take on traditional 4th of July opponent New York Red Bulls (9:30pm, Direct Kick).

U.S. Veterans Goodson, Bocanegra Return to MLS

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Two veteran U.S. center backs have returned to Major League Soccer in hopes of being selected for the World Cup squad next summer. Clarence Goodson, 31, signed with the San Jose Earthquakes last week, while Carlos Bocanegra, 34, will play [...]

Carlos Bocanegra’s Return to Major League Soccer

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With Carlos Bocanegra returning to Major League Soccer, we look at the version of MLS he left and what he brings to Chivas USA. Read More

Chivas Lands Carlos Bocanegra

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Carlos Bocanegra is back in MLS. (Matt Stamey-US PRESSWIRE)

Chivas USA announced today the signing of U.S. Men's National Team defender and captain Carlos Bocanegra after receiving the first allocation ranking slot from Toronto FC in exchange for the 2015 Natural 1st Round SuperDraft pick and an international roster spot through 2014.

Bocanegra Joins Chivas USA

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US National Team defender Carlos Bocanegra returns to Major League Soccer as a member of Chivas USA. Read More

Reaction to Union’s disappointing draw, HCI wins, Reading draws, OC wins, Carli Lloyd hat trick, more

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Lots of reaction and quotes from the Union's let down draw. Sainey Touray with goal and assist in Harrisburg win. Reading blows lead, settles for draw. Ocean City with commanding win. Carli Lloyd hat trick. More news.

2013 MLS Allocation Order: July 1

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The summer transfer window is upon us so it is time to keep this list updated. Toronto is currently topping the list as only one club has made a move via the Allocation process this season. Back in February D.C. United claimed Carlos Ruiz off allocation, they were originally at number 17 in the order before their pick.

United States Men's National Team

Donovan, Reyna, McBride headline USMNT All-Time Best XI

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By DAN KARELL

With a nod to the past and present, U.S. Soccer released its All-Time USMNT Best XI to round up the Centennial year celebrations.

Six players on the list have earned more than 100 caps in their USMNT careers, including leading vote-receiver Landon Donovan (52 votes), Marcelo Balboa, Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey, Eric Wynalda, and Claudio Reyna.

(Part II of II) TSG Goes Playground Again: USMNT UberDraft #4

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If you missed Part I ... well you shouldn't miss Part I. This is Part II.

And now before you foot the counsel for each team would like a word to sway your mouse click/finger swipe.

Prestige Worldwide FC

...

Manager: Neil Blackmon

Team:

GK- Tim Howard, 2013

LB- Eddie Lewis/Carlos Bocanegra, 2005

LCB- Carlos Bocanegra, 2009

RCB- Jay DeMerit/Onyewu, 2009

RB- Michael Parkhurst/Timothy Chandler, 2013

CM- Ricardo Clark, 2009

CM- Jermaine Jones, 2013

LM- DaMarcus Beasley, 2005

RM- Landon Donovan, 2009

FW- Clint Dempsey, 2013

STR- Brian McBride, 2005

BENCH:

MID: Sacha Kljestan, 2009 (see what I did there?

Ready for Chivas, Farfan v Farfan, Big weekend for Reading and OC, more news

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Hackworth not taking Chivas USA lightly. Farfan v Farfan: The return of Gabe. Williams and McInerney make SBI midseason Best XI. Reading and Ocean City have Friday games before Sunday PDL derby. More news.

USMNT Daily Update: A closer look at the Gold Cup roster

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By IVES GALARCEP

Landon Donovan is back, Jack McInerney has arrived and Carlos Bocanegra may never come back.

Those are just some of the things that stood out from Thursday's U.S. Men's National Team Gold Cup roster announcement.

There weren't expected to be many surprised in the group, but there were a few that could selections and omissions that could qualify as such.

Klinsmann discusses USMNT player selection for upcoming Gold Cup

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The U.S. Men's National Team's Gold Cup campaign will essentially be one giant tryout for the players involved.

That was the easy message to take away from Jurgen Klinsmann's conference call on Thursday, one in which the U.

USMNT defense continues to take shape after fourth HEX shutout

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By IVES GALARCEP

SANDY, Utah It took a majority of the night, but the U.S. Men's National Team did produce a goal on Tuesday night. The story wasn't just that Jozy Altidore scored a goal for the fourth straight game, or the fact that the U.S. attack created chances in bunches.

USMNT Daily Update: Klinsmann explains roster decisions

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By IVES GALARCEP

Jurgen Klinsmann wasn't ducking questions when grilled about his U.S. Men's National Team roster decisions on Friday. He laid down his decision-making process for everything from Stuart Holden's inclusion to the absence of former U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra.

Beasley, Shea among 26 players called into USMNT training camp for summer qualifers

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by IVES GALARCEP

There weren't many surprises in 26-player roster chosen by Jurgen Klinsmann for the upcoming U.S. Men's National Team training camp starting in Cleveland on March 26th.

The camp, which will prepare the team for a busy stretch of matches from late May to mid-June, features Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Michael Bradley, as well as March qualifying standouts such as DaMarcus Beasley and Matt Besler.

USA vs. Costa Rica: CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying TV, time, lineups, predictions and GameThread

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"Big game tonight" doesn't begin to approach the magnitude. If the United States Men's National Team fails to net a result in this evening's World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica, we'd be heading into Tuesday's even bigger and tougher match in Mexico City with no wins, no draws and no points through two games in the 10-game final round of CONCACAF qualifying for Brazil 2014.

National Team Controversy Soon Will Be Forgotten

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The U.S. soccer world has been buzzing this week about a report that many U.S. national team players have lost faith in head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, his staff and his methods. Brian Strauss of Sporting News spoke to 11 national [...]

Klinsmann names Dempsey USMNT captain for qualifiers

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By IVES GALARCEP

Clint Dempsey has been carrying the scoring load on the U.S. Men's National Team for as long as anyone can remember, and now he will also be carrying the burden of leadership as the team's newest captain.

U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has appointed the Tottenham star as the new U.

McInerney named to TOTW & No. 2 on Castrol Top 20, more Union news, trouble in USMNT, more

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Hackworth press conference today at 1:30pm. McInerney named to Team of the Week, No. 2 in Castrol Weekly Top 20. Meola praises Union for sticking with Zac. Trouble brewing in USMNT squad? More news.

Sepp Blatter

US beats Costa Rica, Jack impresses, Casey excited, more

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US to play El Salvador in quarterfinals after defeating Costa Rica in final Gold Cup group game. SBI says Jack has "definitely impressed." Casey excited by how season has gone. More news.

Adjusting, Jack Mac ranked 20th in Top 100 US players list, Reading draw, more

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How will the Union adjust without McInerney? McInerney ranked 20th best US player in ASN Top 100. Power rankings. Reading draws with Jersey Express. Junior Lone Star U-19s are champions of the USL Super-20 Mid-Atlantic Conference. More.

Soumare denies latest trade rumors, area USOC play begins tonight, more news

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Bakary Soumare denies reports that Union offered him to Chicago after Saturday's game. Area US Open Cup play begins tonight with Reading United hosting LVU Sonic and Ocean City hosting Red Bulls U-23s. Union PA license plates now available. More.

National Teamers Abroad

Bocanegra Available as Free Agent

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US National Team defender Carlos Bocanegra officially leaves Rangers after spending 2012-13 on loan with Spain's Racing Santander. Read More

National Teamers Abroad: Goal for Bedoya

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The National Teamers Abroad update from Europe with the La Liga season ending and relegation for Racing in the Segunda. Read More

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Kyle McCarthy’s 23 for Brazil

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We asked a few of our friends to take their best guess as what Jurgen Klinsmann's final roster will look like heading into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Below are the picks from Kyle McCarthy writer for FOX Soccer, Boston Herald, MLSSoccer.com, Goal.com, New England Soccer Journal

GOALKEEPERS (3)
Tim Howard
Brad Guzan
Nick Rimando

DEFENDERS (7)
DaMarcus Beasley
Matt Besler
Carlos Bocanegra
Geoff Cameron
Timothy Chandler
Steve Cherundolo
Omar Gonzalez

MIDFIELDERS (9)
Michael Bradley
Clint Dempsey
Landon Donovan
Maurice Edu
Stuart Holden
Fabian Johnson
Jermaine Jones
Brek Shea
Graham Zusi

FORWARDS (4)
Jozy Altidore
Terrence Boyd
Herculez Gomez
Eddie Johnson

ON THE BUBBLE
Juan Agudelo
Edgar Castillo
Danny Williams

NEXT: SEBASTIAN SALAZAR'S 23 PICKS

RELATED: Listen to Episode 320 with Justin Morrow and Kyle McCarthy.

Kyle McCarthy’s 23 spots for Brazil

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We asked a few of our friends to take their best guess as what Jurgen Klinsmann's final roster will look like heading into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Below are the picks from Kyle McCarthy writer for FOX Soccer, Boston Herald, MLSSoccer.com, Goal.com, New England Soccer Journal

GOALKEEPERS (3)
Tim Howard
Brad Guzan
Nick Rimando

DEFENDERS (7)
DaMarcus Beasley
Matt Besler
Carlos Bocanegra
Geoff Cameron
Timothy Chandler
Steve Cherundolo
Omar Gonzalez

MIDFIELDERS (9)
Michael Bradley
Clint Dempsey
Landon Donovan
Maurice Edu
Stuart Holden
Fabian Johnson
Jermaine Jones
Brek Shea
Graham Zusi

FORWARDS (4)
Jozy Altidore
Terrence Boyd
Herculez Gomez
Eddie Johnson

ON THE BUBBLE
Juan Agudelo
Edgar Castillo
Danny Williams

RELATED: Listen to Episode 320 with Justin Morrow and Kyle McCarthy.

Stu Holden! Klinsmann’s Roster For Belgium & Germany

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Holden ... no more looking at the past!

And there it is. Jurgen Klinsmann going wide and expansive with his camp roster next week. The roster dominated by the return of golden boy Stu Holden and no place for Steve Cherundolo (or Carlos Bocanegra).

GOALKEEPERS (6) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.

The Rest

Know Your Enemy: Club Deportivo Chivas USA

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Are you calling about the goats for sale?

OTF's Stephen Mangat is fired up, even if it's for a pretty underwhelming group...

Whether it's surviving a relegation battle on the final day of the season, or stumbling across an oasis after days wandering the Sahara, the joy associated with relief is often stronger than when it's connected to triumph.

“Justification”: Quotes & reaction to Friday’s big win, Eastern Conference roundup, more

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Hackworth says Friday's huge win is justification for team's self-believe. Postgame quotes and recaps. Eastern Conference standings roundup. Lancaster's Valentin thriving in Norway. More.