U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra signed Monday with Chivas USA of MLS.
The center back who spent last season with Racing Santander of Spain, where he was on loan from Scottish side Rangers FC, will join Chivas USA in Philadelphia to prepare for a July 12 match against the Union. He becomes eligible to play for Chivas USA on July 9 when the international transfer window opens.
''It feels really good to be coming back home,'' the 34-year-old Bocanegra said. ''I've been following MLS a lot more closely this year, and I got my start here in the league, so I'm excited to seeing personally how much the league has grown.''
Chivas USA traded a first-round draft pick in 2014 and an international roster spot to Toronto FC, which owned the first shot at acquiring Bocanegra.
Bocanegra has played 116 games for the United States, including World Cups in 2006 and 2010. He began his professional career with the Chicago Fire and was 2000 MLS Rookie of the Year.
In January 2004, Bocan...