Club: Stade Rennais
D.O.B: 25 May 1979
After a stint in London with Fulham, Bocanegra moved to Rennes in France last season, helping the team to a very impressive defensive record and a top half finish in the league. This season his playing time has dipped, leading to speculation that he may be on the move sometime soon, but even without a great deal of playing time Bocanegra's spot on the World Cup roster is not in doubt.
A natural lefty, Bocanegra lacks the pure pace to be a great wing back, but has been used on the outside for both club and country and could be the best answer at that position in South Africa. Bocanegra is also a threat on set pieces. During qualifying his goals in the first meeting between the US and Honduras allowed the U.S. to grab a vital home win.
Did you know? Bocanegra previously played under Bob Bradley with the Chicago Fire, where he won the MLS rookie of the year award in 2000.