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Posted at 3:25 PM ET, 02/24/2011

Video: Maurice Edu scores equalizer in added time to send Rangers past Sporting Lisbon in Europa League

By Steve Goff

American midfielder Maurice Edu, the pride of the University of Maryland, scored the equalizing goal two minutes into added time to provide Rangers with a 2-2 draw at Sporting Lisbon and passage into the Europa League's round of 16 against PSV Eindhoven (3-3 aggregate, 2-1 away goals):

By Steve Goff  | February 24, 2011; 3:25 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Scotland, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Europa League, Maurice Edu, Rangers  
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Comments

how terrible is that defending?....4 guys unmarked

Posted by: willt1 | February 24, 2011 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Whoever crossed that ball to Edu, his feet may have been onside, but his arm was offside (or maybe switch that around for the defender who kept him onside)... :-)

Posted by: Juan-John1 | February 24, 2011 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Live by the trap...die by the trap.

Posted by: soccerman | February 24, 2011 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I don't think I've ever seen a defense so incredibly inept at such a key point.

Posted by: icehippo | February 24, 2011 3:44 PM | Report abuse

It was an onside play, but kudos to the linesman for not raising the flag when he saw five Rangers in an offside position (but after the ball had been played).

Posted by: b18bolo | February 24, 2011 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Since you can't legally play the ball with your arm, it does not count toward offside.

Posted by: LloydHeilbrunn | February 24, 2011 3:49 PM | Report abuse

If you pause the video at 12.5 seconds number 15 for Rangers is clearly onside by a yard. Very quick, but not really all that close.

Posted by: soccerman | February 24, 2011 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Koman Coulibaly just ruled it offside.

So my grasp of Yanks Abroad history is pretty weak. Has any American scored a more significant goal in UEFA history?

Posted by: benonthehill | February 24, 2011 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Dempsey's cheeky long range chip goal against Juve last year was a bigger deal.

Posted by: soccerman | February 24, 2011 3:54 PM | Report abuse

At first glance, I thought I was watching an Atl├ętico de Madrid game. Why the heck are Rangers wearing red and white striped jerseys?

Anyway - what are the chances that Edu can get a Premier League team interested in him?

Posted by: Miles_Standish_Proud | February 24, 2011 3:57 PM | Report abuse

You can't be offside by your arm, since you can't play the ball with your arm. The AR was about three yards too far down field, so it's amazing that he got that call right.

(Obligatory Hand of God reference)

Posted by: mason08 | February 24, 2011 4:17 PM | Report abuse

So, how are we not talking about a Holden Edu central pairing? I know Jones and Bradley are sacred cows, but I don't give a damn.

Posted by: UnitedDemon1 | February 24, 2011 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Ben,

Rossi scored a nice goal today, too.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | February 24, 2011 5:56 PM | Report abuse

When keeping it off, goes wrong.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | February 24, 2011 5:57 PM | Report abuse

23 days until United's first 2011 league match!

Posted by: Curious99 | February 24, 2011 6:21 PM | Report abuse

ESPN3 showing the Disney Pro Soccer Classic, a preseason warmup round robin down at Disney. Current game: FC Dallas vs Orlando City (bleck at the name), 8 pm: Houston Dynamo vs Toronto FC.


If you're one of the MLS freaks like me.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | February 24, 2011 6:24 PM | Report abuse

I am Jacob...and I am enjoying this live MLS!

Posted by: DCB23 | February 24, 2011 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | February 24, 2011 7:25 PM | Report abuse

I found myself looking for "Bimbo" on the front of those jerseys.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 24, 2011 8:44 PM | Report abuse

It's a trap! It's a trap!

Posted by: Reignking | February 24, 2011 10:26 PM | Report abuse

So, how are we not talking about a Holden Edu central pairing? I know Jones and Bradley are sacred cows, but I don't give a damn. Posted by: UnitedDemon1

Bradley might be a sacred vaca because he's earned it or because he's got friends in high places, apologizes to Mr. Brooks, but I wouldn't say the second spot is a shoo-in by any means.

Afterall, it's 2011, not 2014.

I do like Bob's options, though.

The group should be a shoo-in, unless the lights go down in San Salvador, a tropical storm unleashes itself in Jamaica, or our team catches Montezuma's revenge.

The Gold Cup should be interesting, certainly. Mexico's gonna get shellacked in the final!

Posted by: delantero | February 24, 2011 10:42 PM | Report abuse

The Gold Cup should be interesting, certainly. Mexico's gonna get shellacked in the final!

Dunno, our lack of depth at forward, and shaky back line still kind of worry me.

Posted by: BooThisMan | February 24, 2011 11:05 PM | Report abuse

So, how are we not talking about a Holden Edu central pairing? I know Jones and Bradley are sacred cows, but I don't give a damn. Posted by: UnitedDemon1
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for me, it's because I want to put Holden wide and push Dempsey up top. There is plenty of playing time for Edu, Jones, and Bradley to share two positions. otherwise, put Bradley in a more attacking position like he did in the old dutch days, and let Edu, Jones, and Holden share the two holding roles in a 4-5-1.

Posted by: troy6 | February 24, 2011 11:26 PM | Report abuse

With the USMNT players skillsets centrally, why not play a 4-3-1-2 or 4-3-2-1. With no true left winger on the national team, using the 3 more central placed MFs would still allow for Holdens wing play, Bradley/Jones's passing, and Edu to make runs and sort things out defensively. This will optimize and utilize the offensive and defensive talent those four have and generating even more cover for (in my opinion) a less trustworthy backline than in the past. Plus this allows for Dempsey, Altidore, and Donovan to play more suited roles.

Posted by: TenoriosLaptop | February 25, 2011 9:28 AM | Report abuse

10 seconds of video, and we are all now omniscient.

Watch Edu play a full 90 when you get the chance. He tends to check in and out of the game at regular intervals. He's playing well, obviously, but it is truly maddening sometimes. So let's not just yet christen this guy the next Ballack.

Supm about those College Park grads, I guess they need Sacha's bellows to keep focus.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | February 25, 2011 12:08 PM | Report abuse

With the US not competing, I'm rooting for Canada in the cricket World Cup. Sure, they lost to Sri Lanka by 210 runs, but many of those were own runs and Sri Lanka was offside on the rest.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 25, 2011 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Lets have some predictions for the game today. I'm mad bored, and no boss here

Posted by: TenoriosLaptop | February 25, 2011 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Brettshcninedereer will score a goal. Likely after a tough control touch.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | February 25, 2011 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Najar will pull a move that makes a guy fall on his butt. Fred will turn the ball over. And hamstrings will be pulled.

Posted by: benonthehill | February 25, 2011 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Pretty much what we'd imagine is a full-strength lineup

1st half lineup - Onstad; Zayner, Jakovic, Kitchen, Woolard; Quaranta, Simms, McCarty, Boskovic; Ngwenya, Davies


Simms/McCarty in the middle, Bosco out left.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | February 25, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Did someone say "Canada?!" Top 100 rock drummers ever:

6. Carl Palmer (ELP)
7. Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson)
8. Danny Carey (Tool)
9. Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
10. Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
11. Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Frank Zappa)
12. Stewart Copeland (Police)
13. Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
14. Steve Gadd (Steely Dan)
15. Tim Alexander (Primus)
16. Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)
17. Simon Phillips (Toto, Jeff Beck)
18. Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs, Winger)
19. Matt Cameron (Soundgarden)
20. Chad Wackerman (Zappa)
21. Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
22. Virgil Donati (Planet X)
23. Ansley Dunbar (Jeff Beck, Whitesnake)
24. David Garibaldi (Tower Of Power)
25. Vinnie Paul (Pantera)
26. Alex Van Halen (Van Halen)
27. Mike Shrieve (Santana)
28. Phil Collins (Genesis)
29. Steve Smith (Journey)
30. Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle)
31. Max Weinberg (E Street Band)
32. Alan White (Yes)
33. Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
34. Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
35. Tommy Aldridge (Whitesnake)
36. Carmine Appice (Beck, Bogart, Appice)
37. Stanton Moore (Galactic)
38. Hal Blaine (Elvis Presley, Beach Boys)
39. Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)
40. Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche)
41. Cozy Powell (Rainbow)
42. Morgan Agren (Frank Zappa)
43. Chester Thompson (Santana)
44. Jeff Porcaro (Toto)
45. Dean Castronovo (Journey)
46. Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
47. Greg Bissonette (David Lee Roth)
48. Ralph Humphrey (Mothers Of Invention)
49. Jimmy Chamberlain (Smashing Pumpkins)
50. Mike Bordin (Faith No More)
51. Jon Theodore (Mars Volta)
52. Mike Giles (King Crimson)
53. Ringo Starr (Beatles)
54. Zak Starkey (The Who)
55. Jeff Campitelli (Satriani)
56. Phil Ehart (Kansas)
57. Brian Mantia (Primus)
58. Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp)
59. Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones)
60. Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
61. Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull)
62. Mike Sus (Possessed)
63. Jason Rullo (Symphony X)
64. Dave Grohl (Scream, Nirvana)
65. Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson)
66. Ray Herrera (Fear Factory)
67. Scott Travis (Judas Priest)
68. Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
69. Roger Taylor (Queen)
70. Jose Pasillas (Incubus)
71. Earl Palmer (session man)
72. Gene Holgan (Death)
73. Joey Kramer (Aerosmith)
74. Danny Seraphine (Chicago)
75. Matt McDonough (Mudvayne)
76. BJ Wilson (Procol Harum)
77. Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy)
78. Igor Cavalera (Sepultura)
79. Jim Gordon (Derek & the Dominos)
80. Travis Barker (Blink 182)
81. Matt Sorum (The Cult)
82. Nicholas Barker (Dimmu Borgir)
83. Jim Keltner (Elvis Costello)
84. Chad Smith (RHCP)
85. John Densmore (The Doors)
86. Brad Wilk (RATM)
87. Mike Mangini (Extreme, Steve Vai)
88. Jack Irons (RHCP, Pearl Jam)
89. John Dolmayan (System of a Down)
90. Mark Zonder (Fate's Warning)
91. Gary Husband (Level 42)
92. Al Jackson (MG's)
93. Paul Bostaph (Slayer)
94. Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
95. Dino Danelli (Rascals)
96. Jerry Gaskill (King's X)
97. Dave Abbruzzese (Pearl Jam)
98. Van Romaine (Steve Morse Band)
99. Sean Kinney (Alice in Chains)
100. Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree)

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | February 25, 2011 2:51 PM | Report abuse

With no true left winger on the national team

Well, Steve Cherundolo is the mayor of that liberal bastion Hanover.

Posted by: BooThisMan | February 25, 2011 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Ok, but who's 1-5?!?!?!


Updates are up to yall, I'm off to enjoy the weather and play some myself.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | February 25, 2011 2:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm torn between wanting to know the 1-5 best drummers and whether hamid will see the field today

Posted by: TenoriosLaptop | February 25, 2011 2:56 PM | Report abuse

1. Why does that list start at #6?
2. I assume Neil Pert is in the top 5, but where are Ginger Baker (Cream), and Hermann Rarebell (Scorpions)?
3. Where is the Friday Kickaround?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 25, 2011 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 25, 2011 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Charlie Watts #59? You gotta be schmooing me. That's worse than FIFA rankings.

I'm going to assume Mickey Hart and Keith Moon are in 2 of the top 5 slots.

Posted by: OWNTF | February 25, 2011 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Although Moon may be #1 in his own unique category.

Posted by: OWNTF | February 25, 2011 3:12 PM | Report abuse

No John Bonham either.

Posted by: OWNTF | February 25, 2011 3:13 PM | Report abuse

DCU vs. Chivas.

Starting lineup:

Onstad
Woolard, Jakovic, Kitchen, Zayner
Boskovic, Simms, McCarty, Quaranta
Ngwenya, Davies

Should we make too much of this lineup? I wouldn't be stunned if Ngwenya was ahead of Pontius, and it's not out of the question that Woolard might beat out Burch, but Q over Najar? I'm guessing not.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

Posted by: fischy | February 25, 2011 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Where are Mickey Dolenz and Chris Partridge?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 25, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

1. Neil Peart (Rush)
2. Keith Moon (Who)
3. Ginger Baker (Cream)
4. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
5. Terry Bozzio (Zappa, Jeff Beck)

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | February 25, 2011 3:26 PM | Report abuse

@Rand-al-Thor:

It's impossible to take your list seriously if Dave Grohl isn't in the top 10. How DARE you.

Posted by: me_ahogo | February 25, 2011 3:29 PM | Report abuse

You're forgetting Missing Persons? Bozzio had the hottest wife....

Posted by: fischy | February 25, 2011 3:29 PM | Report abuse

3 posts of halftime
0-0

Posted by: TenoriosLaptop | February 25, 2011 3:50 PM | Report abuse

"Q over Najar? I'm guessing not."

I'm not sure if this exercise is "best 11" or "best way to answer lingering questions," but if it's best 11, then yes, Najar has to be on the field, I'd say.

Posted by: fallschurch1 | February 25, 2011 3:50 PM | Report abuse

@me_ahogo: dude, if I had my way, Grohl would be... somewhere in the top 10. Not my list, though.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | February 25, 2011 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Should we make too much of this lineup?

Discuss amongst yourselves.
Posted by: fischy


I would, but it looks like I've stumbled onto the percussion section.


I'd see the defense as set because I would think they need the most time together before the season starts. The MF/F are still in flux and likely will be for the next few months.

Absence of Burch is a pleasant surprise, not a disappointment, but I haven't seen Woolard or the others, so I can't pass judgment.


Offensively, Ben needs to find a group with good combinations, and the only way to do that is by experimenting now.

Posted by: delantero | February 25, 2011 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Mitch Mitchell, but no Buddy Miles? Talk about Eurosnobbery... ;)

Posted by: DadRyan | February 25, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

@Rand-al-Thor: I gotcha. You'd think whoever put out that list would realize that Grohl is effectively foo fighters drummer... I've heard he is a tyrant who basically plays all the studio parts himself when they record.

Posted by: me_ahogo | February 25, 2011 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Ha, Lars down at 60 ... Dave Lombardo is easily Top 10 if not Top 5

Posted by: beergorila | February 25, 2011 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Here's the scoring highlights from the just concluded 0-0 draw United had against Chivas USA:

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Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | February 25, 2011 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Tyler Stewart, Barenaked Ladies. Missing from that list!

Posted by: SportzNut21 | February 25, 2011 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 25, 2011 7:14 PM | Report abuse

"It was good to play against some grown men today." said United Head Coach Ben Olsen.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 25, 2011 7:34 PM | Report abuse

A BNL reference? Somebody's been watching Community.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | February 25, 2011 10:52 PM | Report abuse

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