Considering that, here in the United States, today is the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — a national holiday — the blog will end today’s program of posts by noting that United States World Cup midfielder MAURICE EDU marked his return to fitness with Glasgow Rangers by scoring the final goal in the Scottish club’s 4-0 hammering of Hamilton Academical on Saturday.
A former All-American at the University of Maryland, the 24-year-old midfielder has appeared as a substitute in the last two matches for Rangers after going down injured in early November. Edu has started 10 of the Glasgow side’s 18 Premier League games and has added three substitutes appearances, as well, in Scotland this season. Originally bought by Rangers from Major League Soccer for 2.6 million English pounds in August of 2008, Edu’s goal for Rangers against Hamilton over the weekend was his second in the Scottish Premiership this term.
Edu, who started eight games and made 15 appearances for Rangers all of last season in the Scottish Premier League, has also registered a goal for Rangers in the UEFA Champions League this season and is on course for his finest season yet since crossing the Atlantic Ocean to play football in Europe.
Rangers are currently five points behind Glasgow intra-city rivals Celtic but do have the benefit of having played only eighteen games whereas The Bhoys have already contested 21 matches for this campaign in the Scottish Premier League.