Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Major League Sucker - Carlos Bocanegra joins MLS Atlanta as Club Technical Director

Never talked about MLS Atlanta bringing on Carlos Bocanegra as the club's Technical Director.

I don't have any sort of analysis on this signing besides the gut feeling that it was good. Never saw any negative critiques of it either.

Bocanegra only finished his playing career last year. He was captain of the US Men's National Team for six seasons, including the 2010 World Cup, and MLS Defender of the Year twice. Bocanegra played for the Chicago Fire, Fulham, Rennes, Saint-Etienne, Rangers and Chivas USA over 15 years.

In his role as technical director, Bocanegra, will oversee day-to-day non-coaching soccer operations of the first team, including development and implementation of a worldwide scouting network and oversight of player wellness and rehabilitation. In addition, he will oversee youth academy programs and serve as a liaison with MLS league officials on player regulations and other league rules.