YA’s Best XI: Oguchi Onyewu waiting to answer your questions

Considered to be one of the USMNT’s best ever central defenders, Oguchi Onyewu played for the Nats 69 times where he won two Gold Cups and represented the USA in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. 

During his stellar career, he won back-to-back league titles with Standard Liege where he was also named to the league’s Best XI and voted best foreign player.  He plied his trade with teams such as AC Milan, Newcastle United, Sporting Lisbon and Philadelphia Union.

Onyewu retired in 2018 but has stayed closed to the game.  He recently took up the post of Secretary General of Royal Excelsior Virton in the Belgian Second Division.

Now it’s your turn to ask the man himself any question that you wish, as Guch has agreed to field your questions for Yanks Abroad’s Best XI feature.   All you have to do is pose your question and include your name and your home town.  Then send it to Yanks Abroad at media.yanksabroad@gmail.com or via messenger on the YA Facebook page.  YA staff will choose the Best XI for Guch to answer. The deadline for submitting your questions is September 16th so don’t delay, send them today!


Michael Adubato

The old man of Yanks-Abroad, having been around since the very beginning in 2004, Known as the resident Belgian expert since that’s where he has lived for a couple of decades. Over the years he has interviewed Nats such as Kasey Keller, Brian McBride, Oguchi Onyewu, Jozy Altidore and Tim Weah, to name a few. When not working the day job, he can often be found in stadiums around Europe, watching games from the top flight to the lower leagues. To prove that he is not just a pretty face, Mike received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters from the University of Oklahoma. Boomer Sooner! On a non-soccer note, Adubato has just released a book of poetry from his travels, Missing the Exit, published by Broken Keys Publishing in Ottawa, Canada. So that must make him the YA poet laureate! You can grab your copy on Amazon.com, order online and pick it up and Barnes & Noble or get an e-copy at various outlets.

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    Michael Brown says:

    Hi, I live in the States in Winslow Twp. New Jersey and my question for you is which league did you enjoy playing in the most?

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