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Oguchi Onyewu scores a big goal for Sheffield Wednesday

Rochdale v Sheffield Wednesday - FA Cup Fourth Round

ROCHDALE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: during the FA Cup with Budweiser Fourth Round match between Rochdale and Sheffield Wednesday at Spotland on January 25, 2014 in Rochdale, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images) *** Local caption ***

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We’ve got a bit of a “good luck, bad luck” thing going for former American international Oguchi Onyewu.

Onyewu, still holding out some hope for catching Jurgen Klinsmann’s eye ahead of this summer’s World Cup, scored big huge goal for his new club.

Just getting on the field is news for the big center back, who didn’t play a single minute for Queens Park Rangers before moving in the January window. His goal Saturday for 10-man Sheffield Wednesday (this was Onyewu’s second appearance for the club where U.S. Soccer hero John Harkes first made his European bones) helped put the club into the FA Cup’s fifth round in a 2-1 win over League Two Rochdale.

Clearly, that’s the good part.

The unfortunate part is the timing of what happened next. A big game from the club’s new January acquisition may have been a bigger talker around the club but for some news that dropped just after the match. The club officially named Stuart Gray head coach, giving him a two-and-a-half year deal. He had been named interim manager on Dec. 1.

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