Chat with Team USA's Carlos Bocanegra

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Carlos Bocanegra Bocanegra has captained Team USA for two years.

Welcome to SportsNation! On Monday, U.S. Soccer captain Carlos Bocanegra stops by to chat about the U.S. national team's preparations for World Cup 2010.

Bocanegra, a defender, scored a second half goal in the World Cup qualifier against Honduras, a 2-1 U.S. win. He missed group play at the Confederations Cup, but returned to captain the team in the semifinal win over No. 1 Spain and the loss to Brazil in the final. In his last game, Bocanegra scored the lone goal in a 2-1 loss in an International Friendly against the Netherlands.

Bocanegra earned his first cap with the senior national team in 2001 and has since amassed 68 caps, scoring 11 international goals.

The California native played collegiately at UCLA and began his professional career with the Chicago Fire in 2000. He was the first two-time MLS defender of the year in 2002 and 2003 and now plays for Stade Rennais F.C. of France's Ligue 1.

Send your questions now and join Bocanegra on Monday at 11 a.m. ET!

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