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Midfielder edition: Maurice Edu should join MLS

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05:29 PM ET 01.04 | Continuing in this series, here's a look at which midfielders should consider joining or leaving MLS. Instead of creating a laundry list of players that should leave or join MLS, I decided to focus on one player for each category. As I've mentioned before in the keeper edition and defender edition, with the transfer window a couple of weeks away, there will be lots of rumors about players moving clubs. With February qualifiers not too far away, there will be players in the USMNT player pool that will be making moves. Who should join MLS to enhance his status and in turn enhance the USMNT Player Pool? A: Maurice Edu His transfer to Stoke City hasn't worked out well in comparison to fellow USMNT member Geoff Cameron. I actually thought it was stupid to move to Stoke since they have a ton of midfielders that they don't use already, but I understand he needed to get out of Rangers in Scotland since they had been demoted. The reason why I picked him is because it's time for him to transition to CB. I think going on loan to the MLS will provide him a familiar playing environment where he'd be more comfortable with the transition.

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Maurice Edu, Getty Images/ Chris Brunskill Maurice Edu, Getty Images/ Chris Brunskill
 
January 11, 2013  08:04 AM ET

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