Earl Edwards Jr.
Edwards playing for Orlando City B in 2017
|Full name||Earl William Edwards Jr.|
|Date of birth||January 24, 1992|
|Place of birth||San Diego, California, United States|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2012||Ventura County Fusion||6||(0)|
|2013||Seattle Sounders FC U-23||8||(0)|
|2014||Ventura County Fusion||1||(0)|
|2016–2017||Orlando City B||25||(0)|
|2007–2009||United States U17||17||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 13, 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 19, 2015
Edwards spent his entire college career at UCLA, including a red-shirted year in 2010. He made a total of 61 appearances for the Bruins and finished with 19 shutouts and a 1.07 Goals Against Average. He was named first team All-Pac-12 in 2013 and 2014.
On January 20, 2015, Edwards was selected in the third round (43rd overall) of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by Orlando City and signed a professional contract with the club a month later. He made his professional debut on June 17 in a 2015 U.S. Open Cup match against Charleston Battery. Orlando went on to advance on penalties.
On July 14, 2018, following James O'Connor's appointment as manager, he was given the start over a healthy Bendik in the midst of a nine-game losing streak. Orlando won 2–1 with Edwards registering 3 saves. Edwards would retain the starting job for five games, conceding 13 goals. He was released by the club at the end of the 2018 season when his contract expired.
On December 19, 2018, Edwards was acquired by D.C. United in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. On January 8, 2020, Edwards was re-signed by D.C. United for the 2020 season.
Edwards has appeared in games for DC United's affiliate club, Loudoun United. He appeared the first time for Loudoun United in a game against the Tampa Bay Rowdies on March 31, 2019. He was able to keep a clean sheet in his debut as the game ended 0-0.
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- "DC United acquire goalkeeper Earl Edwards, Jr. in trade from Orlando City". MLSsoccer.com. 2018-07-14. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
- "D.C. United Re-sign Earl Edwards Jr". January 8, 2020. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
- Earl Edwards Jr. at Major League Soccer
- UCLA Bruins bio
- Earl Edwards Jr. – FIFA competition record
- Earl Edwards Jr. at Soccerway
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