In what was surely the most noteworthy U.S. sports story of yesterday, U.S. National Team defender Oguchi Onyewu debuted for AC Milan yesterday against Club America of Mexico – a preseason friendly in Atlanta. Gooch was last seen dominating everything in the box during the U.S. run through the Confederations Cup. His contract with Standard Liege of Belgium was done, making him a free agent. And signing with Milan, one of the world’s most famous and high profile clubs is a huge deal for American Soccer. Not only does it give us a reason to buy the Milan jersey, it gives me an Italian team to follow.
Yeah, yeah, Gooch looked a little awestruck and was caught out on that first goal.
All kinds of soccer going on this summer. The U.S. takes on Honduras (again) in the semi-final of the Gold Cup tonight (6:00 CST, Fox Soccer Channel). That Beckham guy is back in L.A. making waves. And our pals over at ESPN decided it would be a good time for a public service announcement:
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NOTE: Thanks to the Rube and Grubb for specifically requesting this video…