Edu's moment arrives 

March, 1, 2010
03/01/10
2:59
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AMSTERDAM -- When a U.S. national teamer creates a big moment the way midfielder Maurice Edu did this weekend, it generates ripples, literally, around the soccer world.

How do we know this? The USMNT Insider blog was hard at work Sunday at a pub in Amsterdam, preparing to cover the U.S.-Netherlands friendly here on Wednesday by watching several national teamers in action with their clubs. A nearby patron from Aberdeen showed an intense interest in the Rangers-Celtic match, and he brightened upon meeting an American who followed the club.

Luke Cyphers is a former senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.

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