MLS New England Revolution

Revolution add goalkeeper Earl Edwards, Jr. to 2021 roster

The Revolution announced Saturday morning that they have signed goalkeeper Earl Edwards, Jr. to a contract through free agency, the club’s first signing of the offseason.

As per club policy, terms of the deal were not announced.

A six-year veteran of Major League Soccer, Edwards comes to Foxborough via DC United, where he spent the last two seasons in its USL Championship side Loudoun United. At Loudoun, where he spent some time under Revs assistant Richie Williams, he made 16 appearances. Originally a third-round SuperDraft selection by Orlando City SC in 2015, Edwards spent four seasons with the expansion Lions.

He is a native of San Diego.

Edwards’ inclusion on the roster puts the Revolution at 19 players under contract for 2021.

WHAT SWEENS REALLY THINKS RIGHT NOW

Third string.

When you have Matt Turner and Brad Knighton ahead of you, that’s really all you can be, right? Unless there are significant moves — such as an overseas club coming through with a massive cash offer for Turner — or injury in a match or in training, I don’t see Edwards doing too much.