Fire star was top MLS defender in 2003

January 8, 2004
CHICAGO -- Carlos Bocanegra, a defender on the U.S. national team, is expected to sign with Premier League club Fulham after receiving an English work permit, the United States Soccer Federation said Thursday.

The 24-year-old Chicago Fire star has proven to be one of the best defenders on the U.S. team since his debut in 2001.

Bocanegra ranked second on the national team in scoring this year, and became the first defender since 1994 to score at least four goals in a ...

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