Edu Maurice Edu, Jr. (born April 18, 1986) is an American soccer player who plays for Premier League side Stoke City and the United States national team. Edu began his career with Major League Soccer side, Toronto FC and in his first season he won the MLS Rookie of the Year Award. His performances for Toronto earned him international call ups to the United States national team and the attentions of clubs in Europe. He signed for Scottish team Rangers for a fee of 2.6 million. He spent four seasons at Ibrox winning the Scottish Premier League three times. Following Rangers' financial demise he joined Stoke City in August 2012. Edu was born and raised in Fontana, California, the son of Nigerian immigrant parents. His father, Maurice Sr., was a mathematics teacher, and his mother is a chemistry teacher. Edu has three sisters and a brother.