MNT Aug 17, 2011
In a surprise swoop, U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra has transferred from Saint Etienne to three-time defending Scottish Premier League champion Rangers. The move comes the same day that U.S. teammate Alejandro officially completed a move to Glasgow, the duo joining Maurice Edu at Ibrox.
Rangers have been searching for defensive help, and signed Bocanegra just ahead of the UEFA deadline for registering players for Europa League competition. 'Los could be available for their match tomorrow night against Maribor in Slovenia, pending the receipt of his international transfer certificate.
Rangers have a history of signing U.S. internationals, counting former U.S. captain Claudio Reyna and midfielder DaMarcus Beasley amongst them.