Why We Love: Carlos Bocanegra

Posted: June 20, 2010 by NattieLiz in Carlos Bocanegra, Soccer, USA, World Cup

10. We are all suffering from World Cup fever and he is one of USA’s Team Captains. Whats not to love about that?

9. In his first pro season with the Chicago Fire, he was named the leagues “Rookie of the Year”.

8. For the last 10 years, the California native has held the Carlos Bocanegra kids soccer Camp. The camp features members of the U.S. National team and is held every year after Christmas.

7. As a LA girl I have to mention that he is a UCLA Bruin! Graduated in 1999, and was a History Major…Closet nerd hottie… we like this!

6. After getting his game on in the MLS, he moved over to Fulham, an English Football Club. But is currently in the Rennes Club located in France. oooo La la

5. He is our captain for a reason. He’s been described as having great strength and deceptive speed with a powerful aerial presence. He is adept at both heading away attacks and finishing off set pieces on the opposite end of the field. Bocanegra plays as either a left back or in the centre.

4. Bocanegra was one of the best defenders in Major League Soccer, becoming the first player to be named MLS Defender of the Year twice, doing so in 2002 and 2003.

3. He’s not too cool to have a Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carlos-Bocanegra/284301705437

2.  A few things you might not know about Mr. Bocanegra: his Hidden off-field talent: I’m a Rock Band superstar. World Cup pregame pump-up song: “America’s Sweetheart,” by Fall Out Boy. That one pumps me up. I also like that new Usher tune at the moment [“OMG”]. Relationship status: My girlfriend isn’t into soccer that much, but she’s learning. (compliments of Interview Magazine)



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