Bocanegra released by Fulham

Bocanegra released by Fulham

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Bocanegra released by Fulham

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U.S. national team defender Carlos Bocanegra is looking for a new team.

To the surprise of nobody, Fulham manager Roy Hodgson released Bocanegra, making him one of eight players let go by the Cottagers on Friday.

With American goalkeeper Kasey Keller looking likely to depart, Bocanegra’s departure coupled with Brian McBride’s possible departure from Fulham could leave the Cottagers with just two Americans, Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson.

Bocangra’s departure ends a tumultuous period at the club for him. He went from regular starter and captain to unused substitute by year’s end, with his unwillingness to sign a contract extension considered one of the reasons he fell out of favor at Fulham.

So where will Bocanegra go now? A reunion with Chris Coleman and Conventry is not in the cards, a source close to Bocanegra told me recently. Bocanegra has drawn considerable interest, both in England and other European countries (including the Netherlands).

Where do you think Bocanegra should go? Do you think Fulham made a mistake in releasing him? Share your thoughts below.

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