STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Maurice Edu returned to the United States after six years in Europe hopeful of making the U.S. World Cup team for the second time.
The 28-year-old made three appearances at the 2010 tournament, playing the second half against Slovenia, starting versus Algeria and entering in the 31st minute of the second-round loss to Ghana.
A midfielder with the Philadelphia Union, Edu sustained a concussion last Saturday when he collided with D.C. United’s Chris Korb in a Major League Soccer game. He was held out of Wednesday’s match at Kansas City and reported to the U.S. national team, where he has been cleared to practice.
The Californian joked and laughed with teammates as they jogged around Maloney Field at Cagan Stadium on Friday. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann looked on as prepares to cut seven players to get down to the 23-man limit by June 2.