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U.S. national team to close year with trip to London cottage
U.S. national team to close year with trip to London cottage

During his 12 years as a defender with the U.S. national team, Carlos Bocanegra played in many of soccer’s most historic venues, from London’s Wembley Stadium and Mexico City’s Azteca to Genoa’s Marassi and the Stade de France just outside Paris. However, few of those places could match the tradition of the stadium the recently retired Bocanegra called home during his long career with Fulham of the English Premier League. Plus London’s Craven Cottage has also proved a welcoming place for Americans, which figures to give the U.S. a big home-field advantage when the national team meets Colombia there in an international friendly Nov. 14. “When you get...

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