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Owls sign Holden

28 March 2013


Sheffield Wednesday have moved into the emergency loan market to sign Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden.

The temporary stint will see the 27-year-old remain at Hillsborough until Wednesday 24 April.

Born in Scotland but having grown up in America, Holden spent two years playing college soccer at Clemson University before signing for Sunderland in March 2005.

In August 2006, the 17-cap USA international moved back to the States to join MLS side Houston Dynamo.

Holden went on to make 88 appearances for Houston, scoring 15 goals, before moving back to England to join then Premier League side Bolton in January 2010.


Holden helped the Trotters to a seventh-place finish in the top flight in 2010/11 and was also voted the club’s Player of the Year the same season.


On the international stage, Holden represented the USA at Under-20 and Under-23 level before being named in the full squad in 2008 to compete at the Beijing Olympics.

He has since featured for his country in the United States Gold Cup and the 2010 World Cup finals.

The versatile midfield man, who can play out wide or in the middle, has made 31 appearances in total for Wanderers, will wear squad number 22 and is eligible for the Owls’ game on Saturday against Barnsley.

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