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Onyewu needs knee surgery, out two months

Porkchopexpress

Junior Varsity
5 Year Member
That's too bad for Gooch. I remember seeing his first game on the US squad, and how stunned I was that someone of his size and athleticism chose soccer. His days playing for Team USA were more than likely over, but I hope this doesn't derail his club career.
 

HuskerSoccer04

Recruit
5 Year Member
That's too bad for Gooch. I remember seeing his first game on the US squad, and how stunned I was that someone of his size and athleticism chose soccer. His days playing for Team USA were more than likely over, but I hope this doesn't derail his club career.
sucks...Gooch is a great one...That was a nasty injury...
My thoughts exactly. He should focus on his club career. It's a shame he never got back to where he was before his first injury. Absolute stud center back.
 

Red Reign

Husker Immortal
10 Year Member
The bad is he needs knee surgery....the good is its minor in the scheme of things...


Onyewu suffered a torn ligament and meniscus in his right knee and requires surgery that will keep him out of action for two months, according to Sporting Lisbon's official website. The injured knee is not the same one that he injured in 2009, when he tore the patellar tendon in his left knee in a World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica at RFK Stadium.

The injury will prevent Onyewu for playing for the U.S. national team in next week's friendly against Italy, where he was a good bet to start in central defense. Instead, his absence leaves Jurgen Klinsmann with a gaping hole at the position.
http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2012/02/onyewu.html#more
 

Dotsee

Junior Varsity
10 Year Member
OH MAN, get well soon Gooch. Still think he can play a role for us on defense as he is a big athletic central defender, seems players can play back their longer than up front.
 
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