Earl Edwards Jr.
HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Orlando City SC on Dec. 19, 2018.
After making a career-high five MLS regular season appearances in 2018, Edwards moves to D.C. United looking to bolster the goalkeeping corps and perhaps even compete for a starting spot.
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.