Position/Team: Defender/AC Milan (Italy)
Age/Hometown: 28/Washington, D.C.
National team caps: 58
MLS experience: None
Complex says: In an era of soaring player egos and monster pay packets, Onyewu has proven that nice guys still exist in the game. Having come to Europe in 2002—playing for Metz (France), Standard Liege (Belgium), and Newcastle (England)—it was a move to AC Milan in 2009 that really catapulted him into the spotlight. If he can make it at a defensive school that has produced Paolo Maldini and Franco Baresi, the 6'4" center-back could be the States' biggest hit. But it might be his request to play a year of his contract salary-free, after losing his debut season with the Rossoneri to injury, that has solidified his rep in the soccer fraternity.