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Maurice Edu
Maurice Edu
Maurice Edu
Date of Birth:Apr 18, 1986 (Age 30)
Place of Birth:California
Nationality:United States
Height:183 cm.
Weight:77 Kg.
Squad Number:21
SPL: Maurice Edu, Rangers, March 2009 (PA)
Maurice Edu was one of the few players to transition directly from a college career to the professional ranks with nary a hiccup along the way. That he did so in such a crucial position as defensive midfielder was even more remarkable. It was also unprecedented how Edu was able to seamlessly transition as needed into a central defender role.

It was this evident talent that led to Edu not only winning Major League Soccer's Rookie of the Year award in 2007, but also to a debut with the USA national team the same year.

His ability was even noticed overseas, and Edu accepted an offer to transfer from Toronto FC to Rangers in Scotland.

The rocket trajectory of Edu finally hit a speed bump due to a knee injury athat saw him miss a good portion of the season.

However, Edu is one of the USA players who has seemingly won out in his injury battle, and will now look to prove himself as one of the key hardmen of the American midfield.

Did You Know? Edu is an enthusiastic Twitter participant.