Carlos Bocanegra to Retire from MLS: Latest Details, Reaction and Analysis

Carlos Bocanegra became the newest United States international to announce his formal retirement from professional football.

The 35-year-old defender broke the news on Twitter:

Plenty of teammates and other American soccer luminaries saluted the retiring star:

Bocanegra's club career spans the globe. After spending four years with the Chicago Fire, he moved on to Fulham. Following a successful stint in England, the center back headed to France, where he played for Rennes and Saint-Etienne. Bocanegra then made brief stops in Scotland and Spain before going home to play for Chivas USA.

Most U.S. Soccer fans will remember Bocanegra for his national team career. His 110 caps are tied for seventh all time, according to His 14 goals are the most for an American defender, one ahead of Marcelo Balboa's 13.

Bocanegra played a pivotal role on 2006 and 2010 U.S. World Cup squads, capta...

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