Friday October 31st, 2014

U.S. defender Oguchi Onyewu has signed a short-term contract with Charlton Athletic, the club announced Friday.

The deal runs until January. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Onyewu last played professionally for Sheffield Wednesday FC, joining the club in January and making 18 appearances last season. He began his career with French club Metz in 2002 and spent five years with Belgium's Standard Liege from 2004-09. Onyewu also had shorter stints with multiple other clubs, including Newcastle United and Malaga.

Onyewu is a veteran of the U.S. national team as well, having earned 69 caps since his first appearance in 2004. He played for the team in both the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups and last appeared for the U.S. in 2013.

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The 32-year-old is available to play in Charlton's game against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Charlton is currently tied for seventh place in the League Championship, recording 22 points in 14 games.

Ben Estes

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