- U.S. National Team: MNT
- Position: Midfielder
- Date Of Birth: April 18, 1986
- Height: 6-0
- Weight: 170
- Hometown: Fontana, Calif.
- Club: Bursaspor (Turkey)
A box-to-box midfielder, Edu is as comfortable making hard tackles as he is starting and finishing attacks. His steady return to form following a knee injury included his first goal for the full team, helping earn him a spot on the roster for South Africa where he started in the historic victory against Algeria. Edu has been a consistent choice for Jurgen Klinsmann, starting five of the first seven matches in which the new coach was in charge. In 2008, he captained the U.S. Olympic Team during a successful qualifying run and appeared in all three games during the Olympics in Beijing. The California native joined Toronto FC as the No. 1 draft pick in MLS in 2007 and justified his selection by earning the award for Rookie of the Year, moving to Scottish giants Rangers a year later.
- Appeared in 12 matches in 2011 – a career best – while starting eight
- Made three appearances in four matches at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, including a start in the 1-0 victory against Algeria
- Scored his first career goal with the full team when he started the scoring for the U.S. against Czech Republic on May 26, 2010, in Hartford
- His perfectly weighted through ball to Steve Cherundolo set up the game winner against South Africa on Nov. 17, 2007, in Johannesburg, earning
- Edu his first point with the National Team in only his second appearance Served as captain of the U-23 MNT during 2008 Olympic qualifying and featured in all three games in Beijing at centerback
- Since moving to Rangers in Scotland, he has scored in an Old Firm against rivals Celtic and in the UEFA Champions League against Valencia
In three seasons at Maryland, he made 55 appearances … Helped his team to the national championship in 2005 and made the postseason in all three seasons he was on the team … Scored 10 goals and added 11 assists during his career.