Miazga subject of transfer fodder, Onyewu back in the States

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by JACK HAZZARD

With Europe’s transfer window coming to an end, some familiar faces within the U.S. Men’s National Team system may be looking at new homes.

Miazga’s future still uncertain

Over the summer it was clear that Chelsea FC’s new manager, Antonio Conte, was preparing to ship U.S. international Matt Miazga out on loan for the upcoming season.

However, since Conte’s recent comments, nothing has happened.

As the transfer window lingered on, the 21-year-old former New York Red Bulls Academy Product was linked with a numerous Europeans clubs, including 1860 Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt. None of these moves have panned out — but hat hasn’t stopped people from guessing the American’s next move.

According to Het Nieuwsblad, Belgian club R.S.C. Anderlecht is keen on signing Miazga due to their uncertainty with current Senegalese defender Kara Mbodj. This move may prove fruitful for Miazga. However, the deal seems unlikely as Chelsea representatives have stated their intention on keeping the American in England.

Along with the Het report, Grant Wahl threw in his two cents to the mix, bringing another potential suitor to the table:

Espanyol’s defense has been a sieve just two matches into their Liga campaign, conceding a league-high eight goals in 180 minutes.

Onyewu training with the Revolution

After failing to earn a contract upon trialing with Scottish club Rangers FC over the summer, former United States International center back Oguchi Onyewu is reportedly training with Major League Soccer side, the New England Revolution.

Upon terminating his contract with English club Charlton Athletic in late May of 2015, Onyewu has yet to land a long-term contract with any club. Following his time in England, Onyewu has frequently trialed with a plethora of clubs, including NYCFC, D.C. United, and Rangers FC, but still has struggled to play professional football for well over a year.

With the New England Revolution being statistically the worst defensive club in the MLS, this move would highly benefit a club that has  conceded a league-high of 47 goals.

TRANSFER FODDER FROM MLS …

De Jong’s days of bone crushing in the U.S. are over

After spending only half a season in Los Angeles, Dutch international Nigel De Jong has announced his move to Turkish club Galatasaray.

The move comes as no shock as it was publicly known that De Jong would become a Designated Player at the end of the Galaxy’s 2016 campaign, preempting the club to sell the midfielder before they would have to splash the cash on an underserved D.P contract.

Although De Jong’s time in the MLS was exciting, many players and coaches will be happy to see the reckless tackler move abroad.

David Accam to France?

With the Chicago Fire’s 2016 season in shambles, it only gets worse as reports from Ghana Soccer suggests that star forward David Accam is set to join French club Nantes.

The Ghanian forward has been a huge part of Chicago’s minimal success, but a move away from the Windy City may save his career.