Edwards was selected as the 12th overall pick in the 2010 WPS Draft by the FC Gold Pride. During her time with the FC Gold Pride she made 25 appearances (21 starts) as a rookie, helping to lead the team to a WPS Championship. Played with Thorns FC teammates Christine Sinclair and Rachel Buehler with FC Gold Pride.
Edwards has extensive experience at the youth level for the United States. Edwards captained the team that won the 2008 U-20 Women's World Championship team, playing alongside current club teammates Alex Morgan, Nikki Marshall, and Nikki Washington. Played for the U-23 Women’s National Team in 2011, helping the side win the championship of the Four Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain. Edwards was called into her first full United States women's national soccer team training camp in 2011.