Bocanegra has served as the captain for four club teams in Europe and the U.S. MNT.
By putting on the armband for Rangers in his last match, Carlos Bocanegra has accomplished a couple things that has certainly not been matched by any other U.S. international. The man that Rangers boss Ally McCoist called "a leader of men" [wait until you see the clip. It's Braveheart-esque!] - has now:
• Served as captain at least once for every team he has played on in Europe: Fulham, Rennes, Saint-Etienne, and Rangers
• Captained three teams in the same season: Saint-Etienne, Rangers and the U.S. National Team.
Lest we not forget, Carlos isn't the only player to captain his side. Steve Cherundolo, Landon Donovan, Clarence Goodson and Kyle Beckerman all have earned that honor at their clubs. As we head into the summer's start to the FIFA World Cup qualifying competition and Jurgen Klinsmann continues to demand that all his players be "leaders of men," there is no shortage of examples ...