The 34-year old former Fulham, Rennes and Saint-Etienne defender has been acquired by the Goats in exchange for a first-round draft pick in 2015 and international slot going to Toronto FC, who were at the top of the allocation order for his services.
Te Kloese was looking forward to Bocanegra, who most recently played for Spanish side Racing Santander on loan from Scottish outfit Rangers, bringing his experience and know-how to the Chivas line-up.
And Bocanegra added that he will look to step up for the Goats as he seeks to regain his spot in Juergen Klinsmann's US setup.
"I would always like to play for the national team," Bocanegra said. "(But) I was looking to get games in a good league. I've followed the MLS closely the last few seasons."