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Onyewu: Revs Passed On Signing Me

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It won’t go down as Oguchi Onyewu’s most memorable match by any means, but Sunday’s 3-0 victory over the Revolution certainly tasted sweet to the Union defender.

Following his 90-minute shift at center back, the 35-year-old former U.S. International took a dig at the Revolution, which was one of a few clubs that took brought Onyewu in for a trial last year but let him walk before he signed with the Union during the winter.

“The Revs took a pass on me too,” Onyewu told the media after the match. “I think they might be going back on that decision now.”

No doubt Sunday’s three-goal effort exposed the Revolution backline, which was missing two starters. Additionally, New England entered the match with six open roster spots.

When asked why he believes the Revolution organization did not sign him following his trial in August 2016, Onyewu said he believes it was due to his recent inability to stay healthy.

“I think it had to do with my age and perhaps my past injuries,” Onyewu said. “There are not a lot of players that have sustained a lengthy career, like I’ve had, that haven’t had injuries to their names.”

Onyewu, who’s started 14 games for the Union this season, cited Orlando City’s Kaka as such an example. The Brazilian midfielder has missed a significant portion of time this season due to a hamstring injury.

While Sunday’s win might have been personally satisfying for the veteran center back, it’s clear he has no regrets, and seems happy with how it all turned out.

“I don’t let adversity get in the way, I push through it,” Onyewu said. “I’m continuing to that with this team behind me and hopefully we all continue to that the rest of the season.”

One Comment

  1. silvasoccer

    July 3, 2017 at 11:14 am

    after seeing this game on Sunday afternoon let me tell you something Brian I don’t no how they even getting over 10 thousand fans up at Gillett Stadium, this kind of soccer that the Revs at playing its equal of the players that they have, you can tell me that 2 or 3 players where missing, butt that is no excuse for that poor very poor game that they played on Sunday, I was thinking in returning to cover the Revs, that was if you wanted me back on your crew again, like I was saying after this poor soccer game on Sunday, and the quality of players, I really don’t no if I want to go back to Gillett Stadium again to see does Players, one thing i do miss is the good talks we all hade during the get together that we did have, other then that, some good years that Revs got in Steve Nicol days,with Clint Dempsey, Steve Ralston, Shalrie Joseph,Adin Brown,and I could go on and on, now the Revs don’t have quality players to compete with most of MLS teams.
    Walter Silva

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