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U.S international Oguchi Onyewu announces retirement after 15-year career

Onyewu retires with 69 caps for the U.S. national team over a 15-year career that included stints at 12 different clubs.
Onyewu retires with 69 caps for the U.S. national team over a 15-year career that included stints at 12 different clubs.

Former United States men's national team player Oguchi Onyewu announced his retirement on Monday in a post on his official Instagram account.

"From a lanky kid growing up in Olney MD, to playing for some of the greatest clubs in the world... this sport gave me so much! #Blessed #BeginningAndEnding"

Onyewu, 36, earned 69 caps for the national team and was a member of the 2006 and 2010 World Cup teams. He scored six international goals, making his first national team appearance in 2004 and his...

 By Matt Pentz

Eight years since Confed Cup heroics, Oguchi Onyewu is still going strong

SVP looks at FC Cincinnati's upset, a team in the USL that defeated Columbus Crew SC in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup.
Onyewu has endured a winding career during the past eight years, but he's still as determined as ever to play.

Eight years ago this summer, the United States men's national team stunned top-ranked (and eventual World Cup champion Spain) en route to the Confederations Cup final. To USMNT fans of a certain vintage, it's hard to fathom it was that long ago. Memories are vivid: the 3-0 rout of Egypt in the group stage finale to clinch an unlikely berth in the knockout rounds; the upset of an all-time great Spanish team that was unbeaten in 35 games beforehand; Landon Donovan staking the U.S. to an ultimately...


Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco 'sore' after picking up leg injury

Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco was "OK" but "sore" after leaving Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Union with a leg contusion.

Giovinco went down under a hard challenge from Union defender Oguchi Onyewu in the 44th minute of the 2-2 draw.

The 2015 MLS MVP had to be helped off the pitch after receiving treatment, and the club said he had suffered a leg contusion.

Toronto coach Greg Vanney said that Giovinco would be evaluated over the coming week.

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"He's OK. He's sore. It was a contusion...

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Philadelphia Union sign defender Oguchi Onyewu as discovery signing

Veteran U.S. international defender Oguchi Onyewu signs with Philadelphia ahead of 2017 season.

The Philadelphia Union announced on Monday that the club has signed veteran defender Oguchi Onyewu ahead of the 2017 season.

Onyewu, 34, joins the Union as a discovery signing after a long and successful career playing for a number of top clubs in Europe and twice representing the United States at World Cups in 2006 and 2010.


Veteran Oguchi Onyewu trains with Philadelphia Union

Two-time U.S. World Cup team member Oguchi Onyewu is training with the Philadelphia Union.

Philadelphia is looking for defensive help after allowing 55 goals in 2016, second-most among the 12 teams that qualified for the MLS Cup playoffs, and the 34-year-old Onyewu is currently out-of-contract.

But Union sporting director Earnie Stewart said that the veteran isn't officially on trial with the club.

"He's here as a player who wants to keep up his level of fitness and make sure he can be ready for...

Oguchi Onyewu signs short-term deal at Charlton

LONDON -- Championship side Charlton have announced the signing of American defender Oguchi Onyewu on a short-term contract until January.

The 32-year-old Onyewu has played 69 times for the United States and featured in two World Cups, but was not included in the team for the 2014 tournament in Brazil.