USA wins in World Cup qualifying opener

TAMPA, Fla., June 8 (UPI) -- Herculez Gomez's game-clinching goal in the 72nd minute Friday sent the United States to a 3-1 win over Antigua and Barbuda in its World Cup qualifying opener.

WORLD CUP: Ghana 2, United States 1 (OT)

RUSTENBURG, South Africa, June 26 (UPI) -- Asamoah Gyan's goal early in overtime Saturday boosted Ghana to a 2-1 victory over the United States in a World Cup round of 16 match.
Marshall again named top MLS defender

Marshall again named top MLS defender

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Chad Marshall of the Columbus Crew has been named Major League Soccer Defender of the Year for the second straight season, the league announced Thursday.

Americans surprise Poland in exhibition

KRAKOW, Poland, March 26 (UPI) -- Landon Donovan set up two goals Wednesday and the United States stormed to a surprising 3-0 win over Poland in Krakow.

Americans dominant in World Cup qualifier

PANAMA CITY, Panama, June 8 (UPI) -- Carlos Bocanegra scored in the eighth minute Wednesday night as the United States neared a World Cup berth by defeating Panama, 3-0.

Donovan named best in American soccer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Landon Donovan won soccer's Player of the Year Award for the third time Thursday, becoming the first person to do so.

MLS Allstars 3, Chivas 1

CARSON, Calif., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The best of Major League Soccer beat the Chivas Guadalajara of Mexico 3-1 Saturday in the 2003 All-Star Game.

MLS All-Star Game set for Saturday

CARSON, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The eighth annual MLS All-Star Game features a new format Saturday as the league's best players take on the Mexican club Chivas.

Brazil rallies past USA in Gold Cup

MIAMI, July 23 (UPI) -- Diego converted a penalty in overtime Wednesday night as Brazil rallied for a 2-1 triumph over the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals.

Unites States plays to a draw with Mexico

HOUSTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The United States and Mexico battled to a 0-0 tie Thursday night before an overwhelmingly pro-Mexico sellout crowd of 69,582 at Reliant Stadium.

United States 2, Venezuela 0

SEATTLE, March 29 (UPI) -- Jovan Kirovski and Landon Donovan paced the United States to a 2-0 victory over Venezuela on Saturday in an international friendly at Seahawks Stadium.

United States 2, Jamaica 1

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Goals by Carlos Bocanegra and Chris Klein got the United States off to a fast start Wednesday en route to a 2-1 win over Jamaica in an international friendly at

USA falls to Argentina

MIAMI, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The United States lost its first international soccer match of the year Saturday, falling to Argentina, 1-0.

U.S. soccer team takes on Argentina

MIAMI, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- In its first major test since last year's World Cup, the United States will take on Argentina Saturday in an international friendly at the Orange Bowl.

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Carlos Bocanegra
USA's Carlos Bocanegra, (4), and Poland's Sebastian Mila, (10), go up to clear a ball during their international friendly at Soldier Field in Chicago, Il., July 11, 2004. The match ended in a 1-1 tie. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)

† Appearances (Goals).

Carlos Manuel Bocanegra (born May 25, 1979) is an American soccer player who plays for French Ligue 1 club Saint-√Čtienne and is the captain of the United States national team. For both club and country, he splits his time between centre back and left back.

After playing college soccer at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Bocanegra signed a Project-40 contract with Major League Soccer (MLS) and was drafted by the Chicago Fire with the fourth overall pick in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft. He spent most of the year with the Fire, playing only two games on loan with Project 40. He proceeded to win the MLS Rookie of the Year Award for a team that made it to the MLS Championship match and won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. He became one of the top defenders in MLS, becoming the first player to win the MLS Defender of the Year Award twice, in 2002 and 2003. Bocanegra scored five goals and had eight assists in his four years in MLS.

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