American Exports: Onyewu day-to-day with abdominal injury
AMSTERDAM — With a title bout on the card for his season finale, FC Twente defender Oguchi Onyewu is day-to-day with an abdominal muscle strain suffered in training late last week.
The US stalwart was a late scratch for last Sunday's KNVB Cup final triumph over Ajax in Rotterdam. As of yet, his club is unsure whether Onyewu will be ready in time for this Sunday's monster league rematch in Amsterdam.
"He injured a muscle across his stomach on Thursday," Twente press officer Richard Peters told MLSsoccer.com on Tuesday afternoon. "He was not on the training pitch today. We will be looking day-to-day to see [if he will rejoin training]."
Having collected the cup for a third time, the Tukkers will now attempt to claim their first-ever domestic double by repeating as Eredivisie champs. Twente need at least a draw to protect their one-point penthouse edge to the finish line.
Onyewu has worked 14 matches across all competitions since arriving at De Grolsch Veste on loan from AC Milan this January. Should Twente capture the crown on Sunday, the 28-year-old would join DaMarcus Beasley in becoming just the second American to win first division championships in two different European countries.