Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Way to Go Gooch!

Well, it looks like last month's performance by the United States in the Confederations Cup is starting to pay dividends for individual players. Mammoth defender Oguchi Onyewu, who for years has been rumored to be leaving Standard Liege in Belgium for bigger stages, is headed for the big time:

AC Milan have quickly wrapped up a deal for United States centre back Oguchi Onyewu on Tuesday in a bid to quell supporter unrest over their transfer policy.

The 27-year-old, who impressed in the U.S. side's run to the Confederations Cup final last month, has joined on a free transfer from Standard Liege and penned a three-year contract.
If I'm remembering correctly, Gooch will be just the second American to play in Italy's top league (Alexi Lalas did it for small fry Padova way back when). Regardless, he will also be the first American to (hopefully) be a regular in the starting 11 for one of the world's biggest clubs.

Hey, I've got a rooting interest in Serie A now - Forza Gooch!

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