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db707
Post #1
Friday September 5, 2014 12:50am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,083
Sad to see he is announcing his retirement as well, but it's getting to be time. He had positives and negatives as a national team player, but a great career, came up with some vital goals for us (including early in the last cycle). 64 caps as captain (110 total) and 14 goals by a defender is pretty impressive by any standard. I am sure he will be able to get into other endeavors soccer and non-soccer.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #2
Friday September 5, 2014 1:22am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,352
Good for Boca. He has nothing left to prove.

Jzaval01
Post #3
Friday September 5, 2014 1:53am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,315
deserves and ovation imo in the ecuador game. He cant play cause he still has concussion but shouldbe present.

skangles
DC
Post #4
Friday September 5, 2014 3:38am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,448
Heck of a career. It's a joke that allocation forced him to end his career in the crap hole that is Chivas USA.

admsghs27
Post #5
Friday September 5, 2014 5:40am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Amazing player one of the best ever for USA. It was a privilege watching him play, great person as well.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #6
Friday September 5, 2014 5:52am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,595
Class player and person. Will always remember how dominant he was in the air on set pieces; for being a guy that was barely 6'0", it's remarkable.

chillguy1992
Post #7
Friday September 5, 2014 5:53am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,118
I would retire 2 if i had to play my waning years in chivas. All jokes aside he was one of the best centerbacks we ever had put on a us shirt. Only he and chad marshall won the award more then once both did it back to back. He played centerback but he also did a great job playing at left back when he needed 2. I hope we can honor him before the ecuador game.

chris_thebassplayer
San Jose
Post #8
Friday September 5, 2014 7:26am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,546
Boca deserves his own send off game with the nats. He was a great captain, one of our best. He set a great physical tone and always had his teammates back. Like 2tone says, he was phenomenal at getting his head on the ball in the box...usually in high pressure situations...possibly better than Puyols on set pieces... simply beastly.

He was pure class...hope to see him in the booth. I'd love to hear him break things down.


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