Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Onyewu's Twente freezes out Rubin
by Paul Kennedy, February 17th, 2011 8:06PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad, europa league, netherlands, russia, scotland

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Wearing a ski cap and looking oh-so uncomfortable, Oguchi Onyewu started for Dutch club FC Twente Thursday in its 2-0 win over Russian club Rubin Kazan in a match played in below-zero temperatures before an estimated 300 fans at Moscow's 90,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium.

The game was played on Luzhniki Stadium's artificial turf in the afternoon because of freezing weather in Moscow, but temperatures still reached -4. It was so cold officials threatened to postpone the game. Twente had previously refused a request to switch venues for the two-leg series.

Onyewu started his fifth game for Twente at left back since arriving on loan from AC Milan in January. It was his first European game with his new club.

Maurice Edu played the entire game for Rangers, which had to settle for a 1-1 tie with visiting Sporting Lisbon when Matias Fernandez equalized just two minutes from time

Sacha Kljestan did not play in Anderlecht's 3-0 loss at home to Ajax.

The second leg of the round-of-32 series will be played next Thursday.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"We've got to make sure we right that and get them back for that. I don't ...
August brings no change to Sounders' fortunes    
The way things are going, the Seattle Sounders' season may remembered as before and after Tukwila. ...
Farfan hero, Alvarado goat in Mexico    
Gabriel Farfan came off the bench and scored the winning goal five minutes later to lead ...
Ontario's K-W United FC takes PDL crown    
Top-seeded Kitchener-Waterloo United FC became the third Canadian team to win the PDL championship in the ...
MLS: Seeing isn't believing after 39-goal Saturday    
On a day when Frank Lampard, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Tranquillo Barnetta, among others, made their league ...
What Thay're Saying: Chris Rolfe    
"That was the craziest game I've ever been a part of, in pro soccer." -- D.C. ...
Video Pick: Mourinho tosses medal to young Arsenal fan    
Jose Mourinho brought a smile to the face of a young Arsenal fan when the Chelsea ...
What They're Saying: Economics professor Bruce Corrie    
"There are a number of positive benefits it could have to engage youth, build values, provide ...
Crowd Count: Chattanooga FC draws record 9,236 fans    
For the second year in a row, Chattanooga FC set a National Premier Soccer League attendance ...
Charlotte snaps Rhinos' USL unbeaten streak at 19 games    
The Charlotte Independence got goals from brothers Alex Martinez and Enzo Martinez as well as Pole ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives