Earl Edwards Jr.
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent Dec. 19, 2020
The 28-year-old has been limited to six regular season appearances across six MLS seasons— all with Orlando City SC. The last two years he's spent as Bill Hamid's backup at D.C. United, a role he'll continue in New England behind Matt Turner. Edwards featured extensively for D.C. United's USL Championship affiliate, Loudoun United FC. Edwards, who played under Revolution Assistant Coach Richie Williams in 2019, registered 16 appearances for Loudoun.
OUTSIDE MLS: Played in 16 games for Loudoun United FC in the USL Championship in 2019, registering three clean sheets in more than 1,400 minutes played.
COLLEGE: Edwards was the team captain three of five season with UCLA, and a two time first team All-Pac-12 selection. He started 44 consecutive matches between 2013 and 2014.
INTERNATIONAL: He was the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. at the U-17 World Cup in 2009, leading the U.S. to the Round of 16. Edwards also led the U.S. to the 2009 Brazil Copa Macae U17 championship and won the Goleiro award. He won the MVP award while leading his team to the Chile La Serena Cup championship in 2009 and he was part of the U.S. U-17 National Team Residency Program from Aug. 2007 to Dec. 2009.