August 13, 2009
Gooch must sit for El Salvador
Mexico City -- The yellow card incurred by U.S. central defender Oguchi Onyewu turned to be a costly one, as he will be forced to sit out the next World Cup qualifier.
|Centerback Oguchi Onyewu will miss the USA’s home World Cup qualifier against El Salvador after receiving a yellow card in Wednesday’s 2-1 loss at Azteca Stadium
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Onyewu received his second yellow of the CONCACAF final round of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in Africa in the U.S.'s 2-1 loss to Mexico in Azteca Stadium on Wednesday.
The A.C. Milan defender was awarded the card in the 27th minute.
As it turned out, the U.S. backline almost pulled off a unique "fullhouse" of yellow cards in the match as Jay DeMerit and team captain Carlos Bocanegra also were cautioned. Steve Cherundolo did not receive a yellow card.