Thursday, April 19, 2012

Oguchi Onyewu

Oguchi Onyewu is an American soccer player. He plays as a defender for Sporting CP in Portugal's Primeira Liga. He played for various European club since signing up for Metz in 2002: La Louviere (2003), Standard Liege (2004-09), Newcastle (on loan, 2007), Milan (2009-11) He also plays for the United States in international competition. 

Onyewu, who is a Belgium citizen, was born of Nigerian immigrants who moved to the United States.

Born: May 13, 1982 in Washington D.C. 
Height: 6'4" 
Weight: 95 kg 
Website: Twitter  

Achievements/Career Highlights: 
  • signed up for Metz in France's Ligue 2 in 2002 
  • first played for the senior US national soccer team in 2005 and represented the country in 2006 World Cup 
  • voted US Soccer Athlete of the Year, 2006

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