|education||Alta Loma High School, University of California, Los Angeles|
|place_of_birth||Upland, California, United States|
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Carlos Bocanegra is a former professional soccer player. He played as a defender for different countries like England, Scotland, France, as well as Spain. Bocanegra was able to be the MLS Defender of the Year for the two times. However, he served as a caption for the United States for six years and also earned more than 100 caps. These days, he is working as a technical director for Atlanta United FC.
Professional soccer player, Carlos Bocanegra was born on May 25, 1979, in California, United States. He was born to Manuel and Kelly Bocanegra. He grew up along with his brother Diego Bocanegra who is also a soccer player. His brother played soccer at Grand Canyon College and later from 1995–96, he attended the UCLA.
Instagram: Carlos Bocanegra;
Bocanegra attended the Alta Loma High School and completed his early education from there. After completing his school level he attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his higher education. However, while studying at UCLA, he received the American football Scholarship but he opted for soccer.
Carlos Bocanegra developed his passion towards soccer since his school days. Although he received a scholarship offer from the American football, he refused it and opted for a soccer and decided to make it as his professional career. Well, in 2013 he was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.
After his college career, he signed Project-40 contract with Major League Soccer. The Chicago Fire drafted him in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft with the fourth overall pick. While playing with the Fire, he won the MLS Rookie of the Year Award. Moreover, he also won the MLS Defender of the Year Award twice, in 2002 and 2003 and became the first player to win it.
Instagram: Carlos in the field;
In January 2004, Bocanegra signed for the Fulham and within a short period of time, he was able to become a fan favorite. He played as a center back and the left back as well as a midfielder. Well, on September 1, 2007, the club appointed him as the caption of the team for the Premier League match. He played with the Bocanegra until May 23, 2008, and joined the Rennes in June 2008. Bocanegra just played for a year with Rennes.
Youtube: Carlos' US Men's National moments;
On July 16, 2010, he signed for the Saint-Étienne. Well, he served as a team caption on the 2010 FIFA World Cup. On October 17, 2010, he suffered a whiplash injury so he didn't play other matches of the following year's season. However, on August 17, 2011, he joined Rangers. He played for a year with the Rangers and joined the Racing Santander on August 31, 2012.
Bocanegra played his first match for the club on September 22, 2012, against CD Mirandés. However, on April 9, 2013, he announced on his Twitter that he will be playing the 2013–14 season with the Rangers. But the U.S. National Team Manager Jürgen Klinsmann warned Bocanegra not to play for the Rangers. Well. in 2013, he signed for the Chivas USA where he played until the 2014 Season. However, he retired from his professional career after the 2014 season ended.
Carlos Bocanegra is a married man and is the father of two children. Bocanegra married his beloved wife Lita. This couple married each other after staying in a relationship for 8 years. This couple has a son and a daughter.
Carlos Bocanegra and his family, Source: janawilliamsphotographyblog.com
But still, their name is unknown. Carlos and his wife Lita are often seen in public with each other. Besides this, there are no any records of his other relationships. As well as there are no rumors of their divorce. His nationality is American and falls under white ethnic group.
One of the famous and talented soccer player Carlos Bocanegra deserves to have a good net worth. According to the recent data, his current net worth is $12 million. He must be satisfied with his net worth. Carlos is also active on the social medias like Instagram and twitter. He has got 125k followers on twitter and 9592 followers on Instagram.