THE U.S. SOCCER PODCAST - EPISODE 16: Former USMNT Defender Oguchi Onyewu

With club seasons in Europe getting back underway, this week’s episode of The U.S. Soccer Podcast saw hosts Jordan Angeli and Charlie Davies welcome well-traveled former U.S. Men’s National Team defender Oguchi Onyewu.

The stalwart center back reminisced on a professional career which saw him play 13 seasons across seven different European countries and share locker rooms with the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Ronaldinho and Andrea Pirlo, among many others. Well-seasoned in the European game, Onyewu gave his thoughts and advice to the young, exciting crop of USMNT players currently plying their trade overseas.

A veteran of 69 international caps, Onyewu discussed his National Team career at length, from his first cap (and what he thought should have been his first goal), his play in the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, the famous 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup run and his unforgettable stare down with Mexican striker Jared Borgetti.

Close friends during their USMNT days, Onyewu and Davies then discussed how their relationship grew as they rehabbed together – Onyewu from a patellar tendon injury and Davies from the unfortunate car accident that ended his international career.


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Ep. 14 USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter August 21
Ep. 13 USMNT Goalkeeper Tim Howard August 14
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Ep. 11

Former USMNT Defender Tony Sanneh

July 24

Ep. 10

USWNT Midfielder Sam Mewis

July 17

Ep. 9

Former USMNT Midfielder Robbie Rogers

July 3

Ep. 8

Former USWNT Midfielder Lori Lindsey

June 26

Ep. 7

U.S. Soccer Sporting Director Earnie Stewart

June 19

Ep. 6

Virtual Roundtable on Racism with Crystal Dunn, Cobi Jones, Jessica McDonald and Zack Steffen

June 12

Ep. 5

U.S. Soccer Chief Medical Officer Dr. George Chiampas

June 5

Ep. 4

USMNT Midfielder Tyler Adams

May 29

Ep. 3

FIFA Referee Katja Koroleva

May 22

Ep. 2

USMNT General Manager Brian McBride

May 15

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USWNT General Manager Kate Markgraf

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