By DAN KARELL
Oguchi Onyewu remains without a club after another failed trial in England.
According to a report in England, Championship club Reading FC have declined to offer the 32-year-old American centerback a contract after Onyewu spent a short time this week on a trial period with the club. The report states that Onyewu spent three days training with Reading and played in a closed-door friendly match against Bournemouth last Wednesday.
The news means that Onyewu’s search for a permanent home continues, after his short-term contract with Sheffield Wednesday expired last June.
Despite his recent struggles to find a permanent home, Onyewu has remained steadfast in his desire to continue looking for a club in Europe. Last fall, Onyewu signed a short-term deal with Queens Park Rangers in the Championship, but he never made a first team appearance before being released.
Last Jan., Onyewu signed with Sheffield Wednesday through the end of the season and made 18 appearances in the Championship, all starts, but was unable to earn a long-term contract.
Onyewu hasn’t earned regular playing time over the course of an entire season since the 2008/2009 season with Standard Liege in Belgium, when he started 33 times. In Oct. 2009, Onyewu suffered a torn left patellar tendon on international duty with the U.S. Men’s National Team, and has found first team opportunities hard to come by since. A disappointing stint with AC Milan was followed by difficult spells with FC Twente, Sporting CP, and Malaga, before he signed with QPR.
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