Earl Edwards Jr.
ACQUIRED: Selected in the third round (No. 43 overall pick) in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.
The fourth-year keeper saw his first appearance and start in 2017. Though he does not have much regular season time to his name, he remains well-regarded. A promising talent who has shown well in friendlies, Edwards is one for the future.
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.