Strengths: A powerful attacking player who can push forward as well as help out in the back.
Weaknesses: Right now, a lack of action.
Career high: His selection as the first pick by Toronto in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft and winning the league's rookie of the year award that season.
Career low: Still rehabbing after undergoing a successful operation to repair knee ligament damage.
Style: A fearless speedster who can track a lot of ground.
Quotes: "Even when I hurt my knee, I just thought it was a little injury, and I had been looking forward to the [Scottish] Cup final and winning the double. I'm glad we went on to get it, but it would have been nice to have been part of that, and missing out was a setback." -- Edu, July 2009.
Trivia: A basketball fan growing up, Edu lists Michael Jordan as one of his childhood heroes.
Soccernet says: If not for the knee injury, Edu would be a lock to make the team. As long as he's healthy, he's likely to be on the World Cup roster and challenge Ricardo Clark for the starting defensive midfielder spot once he regains his match fitness.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER