ONYEWU PRACTICES WITH USMNT
PREVIEWS
EXTRA TIME
BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, March 1, 2010
Heading into this week's friendly against the Dutch, the US national team has seen more than its share of injuries that has decimated is roster of first-choice canidates.

Over the past several months, regulars Steve Cherundolo, Charlie Davies, Benny Feilhaber, Ricardo Clark, and Clint Dempsey have all worked towards the goal of making their way back from various injuries.

Today, USA fans received a bit of good news as AC Milan's central defender Oguchi Onyewu worked out with the US national team in Amsterdam.

US media were not allowed to interview Onyewu at today's practice but the defender was seen jogging with midfielder Jose Francisco Torres at the start of the session. He also went on to take part in a few drills with the team.

The 6-4 Onyewu has been out of action since October 11th when he suffered a torn patellar tendon in his left knee during the USA's final World Cup Qualifier against Costa Rica.

While the massive defender won't play versus the Dutch, it is certainly a sign that he his close to making his way back for the Stars and Stripes.
Christina Mantha
Wednesday March 3, 2010 5:39 pm
I'm all about the Gooch - he is the man! Hope he's back with the USA!
Ron
Wednesday March 3, 2010 1:53 am
Love the Gooch --- Boca, Gooch, DeMeritt and Spector -- one of the best back four in the world. Go USA.
victor
Tuesday March 2, 2010 4:12 pm
we definetly need this man in our back line...cherundolo gooch bocanegra and spector defintelty the starting 4 in the world cup
lee shelley uk
Tuesday March 2, 2010 6:48 am
KEEP PRAYING WE NEED THE MAN MOUNTAIN FIT,N READY FOR ENGLAND, spector, boca, demerit, gooch backline, best we have, no bornstien hes a ballpark player,
Matt
Monday March 1, 2010 9:46 pm
Well, He is looking very well. We are trying a few things in training................Seriously though, THIS may save us.

"THE YANKS ARE COMING!"
Felix
Monday March 1, 2010 6:51 pm
Bocanegra has been in and out of form with Rennes and DeMerit, even though I like him, is still a defender on a second division, midtable English side.

Onyewu, when in form, is still our best CB. If we are going to make some noise in this World Cup, we need 'Gooch at his best.
Sam
Monday March 1, 2010 4:38 pm
yeah GOOCH!

We need you!
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