Bocanegra earned his first senior cap for the U.S. on December 9, 2001, against South Korea. He became a stalwart for the team in 2003, solidifying his position during the 2003 Gold Cup and leading all defenders with thirteen appearances during that year. He started two of three games at left back during the 2006 World Cup. Bocanegra was first-choice captain of the U.S. squad under manager Bob Bradley. On November 15, 2011, Bocanegra joined the 100 cap club achieving his 100th international cap in a friendly against Slovenia. A USA Soccer themed badge with "Don't Tread on Me" is featured. Nameplate and Number customized on the back to show off your favorite USMNT Star! U S A!!! Printed on a 6.1oz. 100% preshrunk cotton tee. The inks used are a water based eco-friendly ink developed by Brother to hold up well under normal washing and drying. It is similar to water based screen printing inks that they give a really soft hand feel and wash well.