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How is Oguchi Onyewu getting on ever since leaving Sheffield Wednesday?



Oguchi Onyewu’s time at Hillsborough did not last long with him only spending half a season with the Owls but he still managed to make an impression during his time with the club.

The Owls signed the well-traveled Onyewu midway through the 2013/14 season after the defender had been with Queens Park Rangers earlier in the campaign.

However, he failed to make much of an impact with the promotion-chasing side in the first half of the season and was allowed to go to Hillsborough in January 2014.

The American managed to fill a sizeable gap in Sheffield Wednesday’s squad during the second half of the 2013/14 campaign when he arrived. That came because the Owls saw Roger Johnson recalled from his loan spell by Wolves, despite the Yorkshire club wanting that loan to be extended.

Onyewu managed to come into the squad and play a key role for the Owls in the second half of the campaign. In total, the American went on to make 18 Championship appearances to help Sheffield Wednesday ensure that they secured a 16th place finish and remained well clear of any relegation worries.

The defender also managed to score one goal for the Owls which came in their 2-1 win against Rochdale in the FA Cup just shortly after he had arrived at Hillsborough. That goal proved to be the winning goal and certainly introduced him to Sheffield Wednesday’s supporters.

Despite the defender making an impact for Sheffield Wednesday during his short-term spell with the club, he left in the summer of 2014 and was once again a free agent.

However, in October 2014 Charlton Athletic made the decision to bring Onyewu to the Valley on what was another short-term deal for the defender. He managed to impress enough with his performances in training to earn an extension of that deal until the end of the 2014/15 campaign.

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Overall, the defender managed to make just three appearances for the Addicks in the Championship during the 2014/15 season as he spent most of the campaign as a backup option. Therefore, it was little surprise when in the summer of 2015 Charlton made the decision not to offer him another contract.

Following his exit from Charlton, the American returned to the US and had a trial with New York City FC, but he failed to earn himself a deal with the MLS outfit.

That meant that he remained without a club for the 2015/16 campaign. It was a similar story the next summer with him taking part in Rangers’ pre-season but he was again not able to earn a deal.

Eventually, the defender finally made a return to first-team football with Philadelphia Union in the MLS. He managed to score one goal in 22 appearances during the 2017 MLS season before being allowed to leave the club at the end of the campaign. 

It was not until the end of 2018 that the defender finally confirmed his retirement from the game. Since then he has managed to secure a role with Orlando City with him working as a sporting director for their B team. 

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