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Oshoniyi played college soccer at Southern Connecticut State University, where he helped lead the team to Division II championships in 1990 and 1992. He finished his career at the school with a record of 67 wins, 8 losses, and 7 ties.
Upon graduating, Oshoniyi joined the New York Centaurs of the A-League in 1995. Upon the creation of MLS, Oshoniyi was selected in the fifth round of the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft by the Columbus Crew. He started 13 games with the Crew, but was beaten out for the job by Brad Friedel, who was acquired in mid-season. Oshoniyi was released by the Crew after 1996, and played the next year with the Connecticut Wolves of the A-League. He moved to the Charleston Battery in 1998, and the Atlanta Silverbacks in 1999.
Oshoniyi returned to MLS in 2000, when he was selected 39th overall in the MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution. He played no games for New England, however, but played one game with the Kansas City Wizards, winning the MLS Cup with the team. Oshoniyi has been with the Wizards ever since, almost entirely as a backup to Tony Meola, but started during the 2004 stretch run as Meola went down with injury. He took over as the starter in 2005.
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