As of Monday, Bocanegra is still not eligible to play for Chivas, who host Toronto FC on Wednesday, but he is excited about getting back to action in his homeland after a nine-and-a-half-year spell in Europe with the likes of Fulham, Rennes and Saint-Etienne.
"I expect to come in and do my job," Bocanegra told MLSsoccer.com.
"I want to help this team move forward, put a better product on the field and win some games. That's the most important thing.
"I need to get some games under my belt so I can catch up to the group."