Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Rangers ready to pay $5 million for Edu
August 18th, 2008 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Toronto FC's 22-year-old midfielder Maurice Edu, a Southern California product who played in the central defense for the USA at this summer's Olympic Games, is reportedly headed to Scottish club Glasgow Rangers on a $5 million transfer.

Rangers' manager Walter Smith told The Times that former Rangers player Mo Johnston, Toronto's general manager, had recommended Beasley:

"We had asked Maurice Johnston if he thought there were any players in the American league whom he thought would do well, and he recommended two or three players. The clubs don't own the players over there so the MLS are happy to let him go. We are in the final stages of tying everything up, but we still have to apply for the work permit. He is only 22 and has played the last number of internationals, so I'd hope we will get him."

Edu, who attended last weekend's Rangers' game against Hearts, would join fellow American DaMarcus Beasley at Rangers.

"I think he's worth that amount," Beasley, who joined Rangers in June 2007, told The Times. "Obviously if Walter Smith thinks he's worth that then he is. The manager has a good eye for talent - Maurice will prove that."

Edu, the son of Nigerian immigrants, played three seasons at the University of Maryland, winning the 2005 NCAA title.

He was MLS's Rookie of the Year with FC Toronto in 2007 and has played in 37 MLS games, scoring five goals and notching two assists.

Edu, who has made seven appearances for the USA's full national team, is on the USA's roster for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Guatemala.

American Claudio Reyna played for Rangers in 1999-2001.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Herzog names U.S. U-23 squad for England game     
U.S. U-23 national team coach Andi Herzog has named a 24-player squad for a Aug. 30-Sept. ...
No Giovani dos Santos in Mexico squad    
Just weeks after joining the LA Galaxy, Giovani dos Santos is out of the team under ...
USA and Mexico will split Rose Bowl tickets    
When the USA played Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl, the ...
What They're Saying: FIFA statement    
"The growth of football and the increased participation levels in the U.S. have been tremendous and ...
RSL promotes Waibel, moves Zarkos into soccer operations    
With the exit of general manager Garth Lagerwey to Seattle at the end of the 2014 ...
Chicago Fire completes Maloney transfer    
Scottish midfielder Shaun Maloney is headed back to England, ending one of the shorter Designated Player ...
Canada calls up nine MLS players to face Belize     
Forward Cyle Larin heads a list of nine MLS players chosen by Canada head coach Benito ...
NASL Roundup: Rowdies hand the reins to Stuart Campbell    
After serving one game as Tampa Bay Rowdies interim coach in the wake of the firing ...
Spirit and FCKC headed to NWSL playoffs after 0-0 tie    
With two weekends left in the NWSL's third season, the suspense is over. Seattle Reign FC ...
What They're Saying: Klaus Allofs    
"We had to take it seriously. Finally we decided to start negotiations with City." -- VfL ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives