Former Terps Clarence Goodson and Maurice Edu Make US World Cup Squad

Today, the US Men's National Soccer Team announced their final 23-man roster that will be heading to South Africa.  As the headline suggests, two Terps made the squad: Maurice Edu and Clarence Goodson.  This is an incredible accomplishment.  A third Terp, Robbie Rogers just missed the squad.

Edu is the most accomplished of the former Terps.  He plays for the Glasgow Rangers, one of the most storied clubs in all of Europe.  Edu even scored in the Rangers' "Old Firm" rivalry vs. Glasgow Celtic.  If you are unaware, the Old Firm rivalry is probably the most intense in the world.  Imagine the Michigan vs. Ohio State but add-in 800+ years of  conflict and oppression.  It's Irish vs. English,  Catholic vs. Protestant all rolled into a soccer match.  Anyway, Edu scored the winning goal in this year's match making him the most famous American soccer player in the history of Scotland.

Goodson plays professionally in Norway so both players have International experience.  Goodson will likely be a reserve while Edu has good chance of starting.

If you needed a reason to watch the World Cup, I given you two.  Congrats Clarence and Maurice.  I know you will represent the United States and the University of Maryland well.
Author: Jeremy | 5/26/2010 11:38:46 AM | Tags: world cup, terp soccer, maurice edu, clarence goodson |