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After he started only one league game for Malaga this season in Spain, another move would certainly be in the best interests of Oguchi Onyewu.
He has seen success at Sporting Lisbon, FC Twente and Standard Liege, but at 31 years of age, the time may have come for him to return home to Major League Soccer.
Onyewu recently stated he would prefer to play for D.C. United were that to happen. And considering D.C. United’s MLS fortunes so far this season, they would probably love to have him.
After a tumultuous loan year with Racing Santander, Carlos Bocanegra may finally be ready to return home as well. Once a stalwart with the Chicago Fire, Bocanegra has had a terrific career abroad with Fulham, Rennes, Saint-Etienne and Rangers. A move back to Rangers would still put him in the third tier of Scottish football, making a move back to MLS more attractive by comparison.
Earlier this week, Taylor Twellman, during a broadcast of the U-20 World Cup, once again linked Bocanegra with a return to MLS.
Michael Parkhurst only made one league start for Bundesliga bottom-dwellers Augsburg after a winter transfer to Germany, but according to reports, he is happy at the club and will not be leaving. However, another year on the bench will virtually guarantee he does not make the U.S. World Cup roster for 2014.
Alejandro Bedoya has scored nine goals for Helsingborg over the past year since leaving Rangers, but his contract expires on July 15, and he may be ready to move again.
Danny Williams, who looked a shoe-in to lock down a position in the starting lineup for the United States Men’s National Team last fall, has had a precipitous fall from grace. In the final months of the Bundesliga campaign, he rarely featured for Hoffenheim and even struggled to make the team's game-day roster. This summer, he was unceremoniously released from the U.S. camp because of his lack of fitness.
Joe Gyau started to see some game time this spring for St. Pauli in the Bundesliga 2, but his loan from Hoffenheim was not renewed. He is unlikely to break into Hoffenheim’s team and may opt for a transfer or another loan to continue his development.
Maurice Edu will be returning to Stoke City in another attempt to make an impact at the club after failing to do so last fall and going out on loan in the spring to Bursaspor. If he fails to get regular playing time with Stoke, a move may be in the cards.