Onyewu signs short-term deal with Sheffield Wednesday

Onyewu signs short-term deal with Sheffield Wednesday

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Onyewu signs short-term deal with Sheffield Wednesday

Oguchi Onyewu

By FRANCO PANIZO

Oguchi Onyewu’s search for playing time will be keeping him in England.

Onyewu has signed a short-term deal with Sheffield Wednesday after a brief stint with fellow Championship club Queens Park Rangers in which he did not see the field. The veteran centerback’s contract with the Owls runs through the end of the current campaign, and marks the 10th different club he has played for in his career.

The 31-year-old Onyewu, who signed with QPR in late October, is hoping to earn consistent minutes to make it onto the U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup roster this summer. Onyewu has played in the last two World Cups, but has not been a regular under head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Many observers thought Onyewu’s status as a free agent might mean a move to MLS, considering that his hometown D.C. United have the first spot in this season’s allocation order. Onyewu, however, never publicly indicated that MLS was an option for him.

Sheffield Wednesday currently sit in 19th place in the Championship and are just four points clear of the relegation zone. They return to action on Tuesday with an FA Cup rematch vs. Macclesfield Town before visiting Burnley on Jan. 18.

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