FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution have signed goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr. as a free agent. Entering his seventh MLS season in 2021, the MLS veteran arrives in New England following two seasons with D.C. United and four prior years with Orlando City SC.
Edwards, 28, owns more than 50 career games played across all competitions in MLS and the USL Championship. He spent the last two seasons with D.C. United, where he featured extensively for the club’s USL Championship affiliate, Loudoun United FC. Edwards, who played under Revolution Assistant Coach Richie Williams in 2019, registered 16 appearances for Loudoun.
Prior to joining D.C. United via a trade, Edwards spent the first four years of his professional career with Orlando City SC, which selected him in the third round (43rd overall) of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. He made six MLS appearances in league play for Orlando, and six additional starts in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The San Diego, Calif. native was named to the USL Championship’s All-League Second Team in 2017 after submitting nine shutouts in 23 appearances for Orlando City B.
Edwards played collegiately at UCLA, where he recorded 19 shutouts in 61 appearances. A team captain for three years, he earned back-to-back First-Team All-Pac-12 honors in 2013 and 2014, as well as Second-Team All American and First-Team NSCAA All-Far West selections in 2013.
On the international stage, Edwards has represented the United States at the Under-20 through Under-14 levels.
TRANSACTION: New England Revolution signed goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr. as a free agent on Dec. 19, 2020.
EARL EDWARDS JR.
Full Name: Earl Edwards Jr.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Date of Birth: Jan. 24, 1992 (San Diego, Calif.)
Nationality: United States
Last Club: D.C. United (MLS)
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on Dec. 19, 2020.