Earl Edwards Jr.

Earl Edwards Jr.
Earl Edwards Jr.
Earl Edwards Jr.
Real Name: Earl William Edwards Jr.
HT: 6' 3" WT: 205
Age: 28 (01/24/1992)
Birthplace: San Diego, California , CA
Hometown: San Diego, California

MLS Experience

2019 (Loudoun United): Edwards Jr. did not make an appearance for D.C. United in 2019, though he played extensively for their USL Championship affiliate, Loudoun United.  Edwards recorded a shutout on his debut for Loudoun during the 0-0 draw against the Tampa Bay Rowdies on March 30. His next shutout came during a 3-0 victory over Louisville City on July 28.  While playing for Loudoun, the 28-year-old made 16 appearances recording 59 saves and three shutouts.

2018 (Orlando City): Earl Edwards Jr. featured for Orlando City SC in five games in the 2018 season. During that stretch, the goalkeeper went 1-3-1 and collected 12 saves. On July 14 Edwards made his first start of the season for the Lions, making three saves on four shots to earn his first MLS win.  In the match against Columbus on July 21, the goalkeeper received his third consecutive start. On July 29, Edwards Jr. made a career-high six saves against the LA Galaxy. His final action of the season was a 3-3 draw against New England on Aug. 4, where Edwards Jr. made three saves to help secure a point.

2017 (Orlando City): After being selected in the third round (43rd overall pick), Edwards Jr. showed his tremendous potential after training under the guidance of veteran MLS goalkeepers Donovan Ricketts and Tally Hall. Although the San Diego native only made one MLS appearance, he was able to show his talent in the U.S. Open Cup and friendly matches. On May 2, he played the entire friendly against Brazilian side Ponte Preta, saving a penalty kick. On June 17, he was key in the Lions’ qualification to the Round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup, making key saves throughout the 120 minutes and the penalty kick shootout. On July 15, he played the second half of the friendly against English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, keeping a clean sheet. On Aug. 25, he played the entire friendly fixture versus Louisville City FC, making terrific saves during the 90 minutes.

College Experience

Edwards Jr. played four seasons for UCLA. The goalkeeper made 61 appearances for the Bruins recording 208 saves and 19 shutouts.

  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2013, 2014)

  • Second-team All-American (2013)

  • First-team NSCAA All-Far West selection (2013)

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2020D.C. United00000000000
2019D.C. United00000000000
2018Orlando City SC553920151000121
2017Orlando City SC119001600010
2016Orlando City SC00000000000
2015Orlando City SC00000000000
Career Totals-664820161600131
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