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Maurice Edu scores for Rangers ... and Valencia

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Photo by Associated Press

American midfielder Maurice Edu, a former University of Maryland standout, scored for Rangers in UEFA Champions League group play Wednesday, then put the ball into his own net for an own goal shortly after the break as his Glasgow club settled for a 1-1 draw with Valencia at Ibrox. Besides the goals, he also received a yellow card.

Video is available here.

The previous American to score in the Champions League group stage was also with Rangers: DaMarcus Beasley in the 2007-08 competition against Lyon.

Edu wasn't the only American to score today.....

Other Americans abroad:
MF Benny Feilhaber 90 (goal) in Aarhus' 4-1 win over Fyn
MF Jermaine Jones 75 in Schalke's 3-1 win over Hapoel
MF Alejandro Bedoya 90 in Orebro's 1-0 win at GAIS

On Thursday.....
F Jozy Altidore and Villarreal vs. PAOK Salonica, 3 p.m. ET (DirecTV, Channel 482)

By Steve Goff  | October 20, 2010; 6:43 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Scotland  | Tags:  Maurice Edu  
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Comments

Edu = first American to score twice in a Champions League match?

Posted by: cray | October 20, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/20/AR2010102005825_2.html

Goff's piece on Lori Chalupny. I was really confused as to why she wasn't getting NT callups during/after the season, and now I know. How unfortunate. She was incredible for us this year.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | October 20, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Tough break for Chalupny and a tough call for USSF. You can show results to a dozen experts and get differing opinions.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 20, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Edu has a great game- he almost had another (in the proper goal) off a nice bending strike from about 20 yds. Banged off the post and was promptly blasted over the empty net by a Rangers player

Posted by: carmines757 | October 20, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

If this were an NFL game, that goalkeeper would be fined $75,000 and suspended.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | October 20, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

How many games have ended in a tie in which all the goals were scored by one player? This must be a record.

Posted by: DrBeaker | October 20, 2010 11:39 PM | Report abuse

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