June 2, 2009


Americans On The Continent: Onyewu Leads Standard to Title (Aaron West, 5/25/09, Goal.com)

Former Clemson standout Oguchi Onyewu stood tall in the centre of Standard Liege’s defense over two legs, helping his side concede just one goal against fellow Belgian giants Anderlecht. Despite being “called a monkey several times” in the first leg (according toYanks Abroad), the American went about his business calmly, managing to avoid being one of the many Liege defenders going into the referee’s book.

Although he was unable to save his side conceding a goal in the first leg, Onyewu’s presence was crucial as he came to young goalkeeper Sinan Bolat’s rescue, clearing from the goal line after the 20-year-old Belgian/Turk fumbled a shot.

Onyewu sues over alleged slur in Belgium (Associated Press, June 2, 2009)
U.S. defender Oguchi Onyewu is suing an Anderlecht player over an alleged racial insult, hoping the case will help eradicate on-field racist abuse in European soccer.

It's like suing a basketball player for being tall.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 2, 2009 4:44 PM
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