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Edu scores and then gets sent off
by Paul Kennedy, August 15th, 2011 1:13AM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Maurice Edu, who is rumored to be headed to France, scored in Scottish champion Rangers' 2-0 win over Inverness -- just its second victory in five games -- but was soon thereafter sent off for picking up his second yellow card of the game.

Like Timothy Chandler, Edu was a late scratch for USA-Mexico -- he was reported to have a calf strain -- but ended up starting over the weekend.

On the other hand, only two of nine foreign-based players whom Jurgen Klinsmann started against Mexico started after returning to their foreign-based clubs.

Edu scored after Inverness keeper Ryan Esson saved Nikica Jelavic's penalty.

"Maurice showed  a striker’s instinct to put away the  penalty rebound when Ryan Esson saved from Nikica Jelavic," said Rangers manager Ally McCoist. "But I told him afterwards he didn’t need to go to ground for the challenge that led to his second yellow card. He gave the referee an opportunity to send him off which is disappointing."

Auxerre was reported to be pursuing Edu, and Edu's agent, Lyle Yorks, was in France on Saturday -- for the Rennes-Paris St. Germain game.

U.S. Soccer had reported that Edu had suffered a calf sprain, necessitating the call-up of Robbie Rogers -- who ended up scoring the tying goal against Mexico.

A single Wednesday international fixture date is a challenge for players and their clubs, especially players from Concacaf heading back to clubs in Europe.

Of the nine foreign-based players to start against Mexico, only two -- Edgar Castillo and Jose Francisco Torres, both based in Mexico -- started over the weekend. None of the six European-based players started. (Tim Howard's game with Everton against Tottenham was postponed; Michael Bradley is no longer part of Borussia Moenchengladbach's plans.)

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