A physically robust central midfield option, Maurice Edu has the ability and desire to advance from a deep-lying role and add himself to the attack at key moments. Fast, brawny and with a fearless edge to his game, big Maurice is every inch a rising star in the American ranks.
Cutting a University career short to join MLS outfit Toronto FC in 2007, the bustling workhorse looked to be on his way straight to the top. He won the North American league’s ‘rookie of the year’ award and some of Europe’s big-name clubs took notice too, and Edu signed for Scottish giants Rangers in the summer of 2008. Since then, he has battled numerous injuries and re-established himself in the first team at the Glasgow club.
Edu earned his first cap for USA in 2007, and has amassed a good number of appearances despite his many injury woes. He missed out on the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup campaign, where the US roared to the final, after a positive performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.