[AMERICANS ABROAD] U.S. national team defender Oguchi Onyewu has signed a one-year contract extension with Italian club AC Milan through the 2012-13 season during which he agreed to play without pay.
Onyewu was sidelined for most of the 2009-10 after injuring himself playing for the USA in its final World Cup qualifying match against Costa Rica in October.
Milan said Onyewu had "become a star today with a significant gesture from a personal and professional standpoint."
It added that Onyewu's "wish" not have been paid "has been appreciated by the club."
Onyewu's only appearance for Milan came in the UEFA Champions League.