Bocanegra landing in France
[AMERICANS ABROAD] U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra has signed with French First Division club Rennes. The defender underwent a physical Tuesday and inked a three-year contract. Bocanegra, whose pro career started with the Chicago Fire in 2000, leaves English Premier League club Fulham, for which he played 116 EPL games since January 2004.
Bocanegra, who captained Fulham last season, turned down contract renewal offers from Fulham and said he was looking for a new challenge.
Rennes, which finished tied for fifth in the 2007-08 Ligue 1 season, will play in the Intertoto Cup for a UEFA Cup spot and opened training camp on Monday.
Rennes is owned by French billionaire Francois Pinault, whose various holdings include Vail Ski Resort, Samsonite luggage, Converse sneakers and Christie's auction house.
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