Carlos Bocanegra

Carlos Bocanegra
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Defender
  • Chivas USA
  • 6'
  • 170 lbs.
  • 05-25-1979
  • Upland, CA

Chivas USA acquired defender Carlos Bocanegra on July 1, 2013 from Spanish Segunda Division side Real Racing de Santander, where he was on loan from Scottish club Rangers FC since August 2012. After acquiring the first allocation ranking slot in a trade, the Red-and-White acquired the former U.S. Men’s National Team captain and Southern California product after spending nearly a decade in European soccer.

Bocanegra made his Chivas USA debut on July 17 in a home win against Eastern Conference side Toronto FC at the StubHub Center. The Upland, Calif. native would go on to start in 12 games and become a crucial element on the Red-and-White’s back line with his play and experience. Prior to joining the Rojiblancos, Bocanegra started in 23 games for Racing de Santander.

Bocanegra began his professional career with the Chicago Fire after he was drafted fourth overall out of UCLA in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft. He established himself as a starter with the Fire soon after and was named MLS Rookie of the Year. Bocanegra helped lead Chicago to the 2000 MLS Cup final as well as the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup finals in 2000 and 2003. He added to his list of accolades as one of the league’s premier players by earning back-to-back MLS Defender of the Year honors in 2002 and 2003.

In January of 2004, Bocanegra took his talents to the English Premier League with Fulham FC. In his four years with the London side, Bocanegra appeared in 133 games, scoring eight goals while becoming one of the few USMNT captains to wear both his club and National Team armbands simultaneously. After his time in the Premier League, the defender moved on to the French Ligue 1 where he played for Stade Rennes Football Club (2008-10) and later AS Saint Étienne (2010-12) before signing with Rangers FC.

A critical leader both on and off the field, he led the Stars and Stripes’ back line in two FIFA World Cups (Germany 2006; South Africa 2010), a Confederations Cup (South Africa 2009) and to four Gold Cup Finals (2002; ’07; ’09; ’11), where they twice came away champions (2002; ’07).

Bocanegra was a member of the U-20 USMNT that participated in the 1999 World Youth Championship in Nigeria and won bronze with the U-23 team in the 1999 Pan-American games. The defender made his National Team debut against South Korea on Dec. 9, 2003, and with 116 career international caps, became the 12th U.S. player to surpass the 100-match mark.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Chivas USA 18 18 0 1620 0 4 1 13 0 1 0
2013 Chivas USA 12 12 0 1052 0 6 2 9 0 2 1
2003 Chicago Fire 19 19 1 1784 2 10 5 38 1 8 1
2002 Chicago Fire 26 26 2 2291 3 16 9 35 1 4 1
2001 Chicago Fire 15 13 1 1250 2 5 3 19 0 2 0
2000 Chicago Fire 27 27 1 2402 1 10 2 51 0 5 0
Career Totals 117 115 5 10399 8 51 22 165 2 22 3

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chivas USA 18 18 0 1620 0 4 1 13 0 1 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chivas USA 12 12 0 1052 0 6 2 9 0 2 1

2003 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 4 4 0 371 0 2 1 4 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 19 19 1 1784 2 10 5 38 1 8 1

2002 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 3 3 0 270 1 3 1 6 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 26 26 2 2291 3 16 9 35 1 4 1

2001 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 6 6 1 572 0 4 3 11 0 3 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 15 13 1 1250 2 5 3 19 0 2 0

2000 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Chicago Fire 6 5 0 451 0 1 0 5 1 1 0
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 27 27 1 2402 1 10 2 51 0 5 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
8/31/2014 LA @ CHV L 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/23/2014 CHV @ NE L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/16/2014 VAN @ CHV T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/9/2014 CHV @ POR L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2014 DAL @ CHV L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/25/2014 CHV @ COL L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2014 CHV @ DC L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
7/12/2014 CHV @ VAN W 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/5/2014 MTL @ CHV W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/2/2014 CHV @ SJ W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/28/2014 RSL @ CHV W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2014 CHV @ LA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5/31/2014 PHI @ CHV L 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2014 POR @ CHV L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/17/2014 CHV @ DAL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2014 CHV @ COL W 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/3/2014 HOU @ CHV L 4-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/26/2014 CHV @ SJ L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
4/19/2014 SEA @ CHV L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/12/2014 CHV @ POR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/6/2014 LA @ CHV L 3-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
3/30/2014 CHV @ NY T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/22/2014 CHV @ DAL L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
3/16/2014 VAN @ CHV T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2014 CHI @ CHV W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0
10/26/2013 POR @ CHV L 5-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
10/23/2013 CHV @ RSL L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
10/6/2013 CHV @ LA L 0-5 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9/29/2013 SJ @ CHV L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 CHV @ HOU L 1-5 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
9/14/2013 POR @ CHV T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
9/8/2013 DC @ CHV W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
9/4/2013 CHV @ SEA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2013 CHV @ VAN T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/25/2013 NY @ CHV W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
8/21/2013 DAL @ CHV L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
8/11/2013 COL @ CHV T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 CHV @ SJ L 0-2 Started 62 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1
7/28/2013 CHV @ SEA L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7/17/2013 TOR @ CHV W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 0
7/12/2013 CHV @ PHI L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2013 CHV @ MTL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2013 CHV @ DAL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves