Bocanegra set for Rennes return

Bocanegra set for Rennes return

Published Apr. 20, 2010 7:52 p.m. ET

Defender Carlos Bocanegra could return to Rennes' lineup for Saturday's game at Paris Saint-Germain after recovering from an adductor muscle injury.

The U.S. national team captain missed the 1-1 tie at Lorient on April 10 and the 0-0 home draw against Nancy last weekend after sustaining the minor injury in training.

The 30-year-old Californian resumed full training with the rest of the squad and "should be back soon," Rennes spokesman Malo Rousselin said Tuesday.

Bocanegra has scored once in 24 league appearances this season, having started all 38 games last season, scoring once.

Bocanegra is set to play in his second World Cup, with the U.S. drawn into a first-round group with England, Slovenia and Algeria.

He scored his 12th international goal in a 2-1 defeat to the Netherlands in Amsterdam last month and has made 77 international appearances. He previously played for Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire and England's Fulham.