Oguchi Onyewu has completed a loan move from Standard Liege to Newcastle United. The loan move includes an option to buy if Newcastle is impressed by him. I am betting they'll buy.

Gooch has been linked with Chelsea, Real Madrid, Middlesborough, Lyon, Manchester United, Inter and Fulham over the past few months. It's good that he's moving to a big club like Newcastle, however the bad part is that Newcastle is a cursed club that hasn't won anything in decades despite having top class players and rabid fans (they are the Red Sox pre-2004).

However, as far as the US National team is concerned, Onyewu will be training against Michael Owen, Damien Duff, Obafemi Martins and a lot of other very very good players.

Very exciting. Gooch joins Clint Dempsey as the winter arrivals to the Premiership. Soon the US will be able to field a full team of players from the Premiership.

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