Americans abroad, Oguchi Onyewu injured, San Jose Earthquakes win MLS lottery, Virginia keeper signs, USA-Chile rewind
*American defender Oguchi Onyewu departed midway through the first half with an apparent back ailment during Twente's Dutch Cup victory over PSV Eindhoven. The clubs were 1-1 after 120 minutes and Twente prevailed on penalties, 7-6. ... Midfielder Maurice Edu entered midway through the second half of Rangers' 2-0 victory over Hibernian. ... Midfielder Clint Dempsey went the distance in Fulham's 1-0 loss at Liverpool. ... Jonathan Spector played 106 minutes in midfield of West Ham's
Aston Villa's 3-1 loss at Birmingham in the Carling Cup (4-3 aggregate for City).
*Despite holding the fifth-best odds, the San Jose Earthquakes won the rights to goalkeeping prospect David Bingham in an MLS weighted lottery. Bingham played three seasons at the nearby University of California and, if not for protracted contract negotiations, would have been available in the draft two weeks ago. Veteran Jon Busch is the San Jose incumbent starter. New England and Toronto FC had the best chances of winning the lottery. Five clubs opted out of the process in order to maintain their place in future lotteries. San Jose goes to the back of the line. Lotteries are used for players signing their first pro contract after the draft is held.
*Former University of Virginia goalkeeper Diego Restrepo formally signed a contract with Colombian club America de Cali today, his brother told the Insider. He is expected to be in uniform for a pair of upcoming cup competitions before the league restarts Feb. 5. Restrepo was not invited to the MLS scouting combine but attracted interest from the Seattle Sounders before agreeing to terms with America two weeks ago.
*The Post's soccer fan-blogger Jeff Maurer looks back at the USA-Chile friendly.
| January 26, 2011; 5:30 PM ET
Categories: Americans Abroad, College Soccer, MLS, Netherlands, U.S. men's national team | Tags: Americans abroad, Clint Dempsey, MLS, Oguchi Onyewu
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