Union acquire Edu on loan from Stoke
Maurice Edu is following Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey back to Major League Soccer.
A member of the 2010 U.S. World Cup team who has 45 international appearances, Edu will be a designated player whose salary counts only partially against the cap.
The MLS Rookie of the Year in 2007 with Toronto, Edu transferred to Scotland's Glasgow Rangers in August 2008.
He moved to Stoke in August 2012 but made just one appearance, as an 80th-minute substitute against Liverpool that Oct. 7. He had about a dozen appearances for Turkey's Bursaspor during a loan in 2012-13.
Brek Shea, another American midfielder with little playing time at Stoke, was loaned to Barnsley of the second-tier League Championship on Jan. 1.
Dempsey left Tottenham and returned to MLS with Seattle last summer, and Toronto acquired Bradley from Roma this month.