Chivas Lands Carlos Bocanegra

Chivas Lands Carlos Bocanegra

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 1, 2013
  • Carlos Bocanegra, Features
Carlos Bocanegra is back in MLS. (Matt Stamey-US PRESSWIRE)

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 will be joining Chivas USA in Philadelphia, where the Red-and-White will be training prior to their Friday, July 12 game against the Union.

Yes, all Chivas needed was a first round pick in 2015 and an international roster slot to land the former US National team captain. Toronto gets a potentially high draft pick in 2015, because come on, does anyone believe Chivas will be any better in 2014? Plus an international roster slot, which is gold for a team like Toronto.

After spending nine and a half years in Europe, Bocanegra returns to MLS. Bocanegra began his professional career with the Chicago Fire, as he was drafted fourth overall out of UCLA in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft. He was the 2000 MLS Rookie of the Year – and also earned back-to-back MLS Defender of the Year (2002 & ’03) honors – helped his team reach the 2000 MLS Cup Championship as well as the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup finals in 2000 and 2003.

The Goats could use the defensive help as they sit in last place in the Western Conference with 12 points from 16 matches, and giving up a league-high 31 goals.

I just get the feeling that going to Chivas USA is a bad, bad landing spot for his return though.

Boy the summer silly season is here huh?