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Onyewu extends Charlton stay through end of season

Oguchi Onyewu Charlton Athletic


Oguchi Onyewu’s initial three-month contract with Charlton Athletic has been extended out a bit longer.

Charlton announced Monday that the American defender, who joined the club back in October, has signed an extension that will see Onyewu remain with the teamĀ for the remainderĀ of the 2014-15 season.

Onyweu’s extension comes as a result of the departure of central defender Michael Morrison, who has been sold to Birmingham City after originally joining the club on emergency loan in October.

The 32-year-old defender has made two substitute appearances for Charlton, with the most recent coming in the club’s 1-1 draw with Cardiff City on Dec. 26.

What do you make of Onyweu’s extension? What do you expect from the defender from this point forward?

Share your thoughts below.


      • Both of those guys signing with DC United would be awesome!




        In the back line swap Gooch for Boswell. Hell, that could be good for both those guys long term Heath and career.

  1. Truly amazing. He is only 32. Theoretically, he can still have a very productive 4-5 year stint as a central defender on some Championship team or in MLS. Instead, I have a feeling he will have 6 more loan stints, play a total of 12 games and retire.

      • What???? He is not what he used to be nor is he do money, but he us definitely better than the average mls CBS when healthy.

      • absolutely not. he hasn’t been a good cb since before his acl injury at AC Milan. just about every mls cb is better than him. and i used to have a man crush on the guy.

      • He is much worse than he was before he got hurt during qualifying his first year at AC Milan (btw, that qualifying campaign cost us Charlie Davies and Gooch). However, he was still decent. He was a standout CB at Sporting Lisbon a couple years ago. He only left because the coach that brought him. That is higher level than MLS.

        He was pretty decent at Sheffield Wednesday last year (I watched him on Bein Sports), and they wanted him back. I haven’t seen him play this season at Charlton, but I doubt he dropped off that much in 6 months. I watch MLS games EVERY week. If you look at all the starting and bench CBs (for depth), he is definitely better than the average. However, this is my subjective opinion. I, for one, think that MLS is roughly equivalent to mid-tier Championship. You are definitely entitled to your opinion.

        On a side note, one has to wonder whether pulling a Friedel and putting your personal career above the USMNT would have led to him not loosing a step through injury and prolonging his career. Every time I see a player get a career-threatening injury (Gooch, Holden) on national team duty, I’ve gotta wonder if they consider it.

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