BOCANEGRA MOVES TO ST. ETIENNE
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TRAFTON KENNEY - Friday, July 16, 2010
US captain Carlos Bocanegra has been transferred to St. Etienne from Rennes in a deal estimated to be worth 500,000, according to an official statement from the Breton club on Friday morning.

Saint-Etienne had previously courted Bocanegra over the winter transfer period but a deal never materialized.

Rumors of today's move had been circulating in the French press for the past week.

The 31-year old defender will report to Saint-Etienne when he returns from his summer break. The length of the deal has not been released.

Bocanegra joined Rennes in June of 2008 and made 54 appearances for Les Rouges et Noirs in Ligue 1 over the course of two seasons.

He struggled for consistent playing time last year due to recurring hamstring and abdominal injuries.
green angel
Friday July 23, 2010 1:12 pm
allez les verts !!!! ASSE the best club and fans in france
ExtraMedium
Saturday July 17, 2010 12:27 am
No MLS team had $600K for a MNT member?
SuperChivo
Friday July 16, 2010 11:37 pm
I am hoping that they will have him play in the center instead of left back. I think that is where his US future lies as well as he gets older.
Phoebe
Friday July 16, 2010 10:08 pm
Well, it's certainly a move down the table (I believe they've been fighting relegation for the past two seasons).

On the other hand, the plus side to a move like this is that it probably means he'll get more consistent playing time.
eurofan
Friday July 16, 2010 5:36 pm
im wondering if this is such a good move....i dont pay too much attention to the ligue 1 so someone enlighten me.
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