US defender Oguchi Onyewu has been signed by AC Milan. I had to read that sentence a few times even after I typed it. Huh, guess that really did happen. He’ll be only the second American to ever play in Serie A (the other was Alexi Lalas, also a defender).
You know Oguchi Onyewu as America’s best defender for the last five years or so and also as the best player on the field for the American side at the Confederations Cup. He was amazing for those two weeks and definitely deserves this jump to major club soccer from the freaking Belgian league, or wherever he was.
Okay sure, when the headline I saw just said “Oguchi signs with Milan,” I had hopes of an American playing for Scudetto-winners Inter Milan and the wonderful Jose Mourinho, but shit, it’s AC fucking Milan. Finally, an American playing for a major club in a major league. Enjoy Milano, Gooch, and do your country proud.