Transfer news: Charlton Athletic sign USA defender Oguchi Onyewu on short-term deal

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Charlton Athletic have signed USA defender Oguchi Onyewu on a short-term contract until January.

The 32-year-old free agent, who has played for Newcastle, Milan, Sporting Lisbon and Malaga, is available for Saturday's game against Sheffield Wednesday - another of his former clubs; Onyewu made 19 appearances for Wednesday last season.

Born in Washington, the centre-half has won 69 caps for the USA and featured at two World Cups, playing in the 1-1 draw with England in 2010, but was not involved in Brazil last summer.

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Charlton boss Bob Peeters moved for Onyewu after allowing defender Michael Morrison, whose chances have been limited this season, to join Birmingham on a two-month loan earlier this week.

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