Bocanegra not ruling out a return to MLS

With his situation at Rangers still very much up in the air, the defender says he'll examine his options and won't rule out a return to MLS.
Carlos Bocanegra is just one of many Rangers players with an uncertain future.

The U.S. national team captain and his club mates are all trying to figure out what the next step is after the fall of the once mighty Scottish club. For Bocanegra, a return Major League Soccer has been rumored, and while the defender says he'll weigh his options, he wouldn't rule out moving back to the league where he started his career, with the Chicago Fire.

"I would never rule this out," Bocanegra was quoted by the Associated Press as saying of his return to MLS. "I like the league. I started here. I think it's a good league — stadiums like this and New York; it's awesome how much it's grown. It's not a second-tier league by any stretch of the imagination anymore."

While not ruling out a return to MLS, Bocanegra made it clear on Sunday, during an appearance at Major League Baseball's All-Star celebrity softball game, that he would return to Scotland and speak to manager Ally McCoist before making any decisions.

"I've got to explore my options," the 33-year-old said. "I need to speak with the coach, as well. We kept missing each other. It wouldn't be fair to speak out of turn if I haven't spoken to him yet."

Along with Bocanegra, U.S. national team members Maurice Edu and Alejandro Bedoya face the same situation with Rangers, with the immediate future of all three players up in the air. has a new podcast! Goal Daily Podcast is a MUST for all Soccer fans and discusses the very latest news and views. What’s more when you sign up the service is FREE for the first month and you can cancel anytime.

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