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Onyewu Moves One Step Closer to Full Training

CHICAGO (Feb. 18, 2010) - U.S. Men's National Team and A.C. Milan defender Oguchi Onyewu took part in portions of a team training session this morning at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., marking the first time he has stepped on the field with a team since rupturing a patellar tendon in his knee on Oct. 14, 2009. Onyewu trained for about 30 minutes, participating in the warm-up, a 5 versus 2 game and a possession game before stepping out for individual rehabilitation work. He is expected to return to Milan soon, where he will continue to work towards resuming full training.

The U.S. will play El Salvador on Feb. 24 at Raymond James Stadium in the second-to-last match before naming the roster for the World Cup. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN Classic and Galavision beginning at 7 p.m. ET. One week later, the U.S. travels to take on third-ranked Netherlands at the Amsterdam Arena. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m .ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Galavision.

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