Becky Edwards (soccer)
|Full name||Rebecca Edwards|
|Date of birth||May 22, 1988|
|Place of birth||Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|West Chester Predators|
|2006–2009||Florida State Seminoles||95||(10)|
|2006||New Jersey Wildcats|
|2007||Jersey Sky Blue|
|2009||Washington Freedom Reserves|
|2010||FC Gold Pride||25||(1)|
|2011||Western New York Flash||19||(3)|
|2013||Portland Thorns FC||10||(0)|
|2015||Western New York Flash||20||(2)|
|2005||United States U-17|
|2007–2008||United States U-20||22|
|2011||United States U-23|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 20, 2018|
Rebecca Edwards (born May 22, 1988) is an American soccer player who played for Swedish club Kristianstads DFF in the Damallsvenskan. She previously played for Orlando Pride, Houston Dash, Portland Thorns, and Western New York Flash in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) as well as FC Gold Pride and the championship-winning Western New York Flash in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS).
- 1 Early life
- 2 Club career
- 3 International career
- 4 Personal life
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Raised in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, she attended Downingtown West High School and led the soccer team to the state championship in 2004 (the first state title in the school's history). During the championship match, she scored the game-winning goal less than 20 seconds into the match. Twice named most valuable player at the school, Edwards was named NSCAA Youth All-American in 2006 and was an All-Star selection by Southeastern Pennsylvania Coaches in 2002, 2003 and 2004. In 2006, she was named one of the top 25 college recruits by Soccer Buzz.
Edwards played club soccer for the West Chester Predators and played for the USYSA regional semifinalist team in 2005 and 2006 as well as the EPYSA State Championship team in 2004, 2005 and 2006. She played for the regional Olympic Development Program (ODP) from 2001–2005. In 2006, she was a USL W-League Eastern Conference finalist with the New Jersey Wildcats. She played for SoccerPlus Connecticut in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) in 2008 and the Washington Freedom in the W-League in 2009.
Edwards was twice-named the most valuable player on the school's basketball team and was the leading scorer during her junior and senior years.
Florida State Seminoles, 2006–2009
WPS Years: 2010–2011
Edwards was selected as the 12th overall pick in the 2010 WPS Draft by 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.
Kristianstads DFF, 2012
Portland Thorns FC, 2013
Houston Dash, 2014
Western New York Flash, 2015
Orlando Pride, 2016
On September 22, 2016, Edwards announced her retirement from professional soccer.
Kristianstads DFF, 2017-
Edwards has extensive experience at the youth level for the United States. Edwards captained the team that won the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, playing alongside future Portland Thorns teammates Alex Morgan, Nikki Marshall, and Nikki Washington. In 2011, she played for the United States women's national under-23 soccer team helping the team win the championship at 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.
- "Becky Edwards". Florida State University. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
- "Portland Thorns profile". Archived from the original on April 14, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
- "Two Time WPS Champion Becky Edwards". April 26, 2012. Archived from the original on May 2, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- "Houston Dash select 10 players in 2014 Expansion Draft". Houston Dash Communications. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
- "Houston Dash acquire USWNT midfielder Carli Lloyd from Western New York Flash". Houston Dynamo. October 16, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
- "Orlando Pride Midfielder Becky Edwards Announces Retirement". September 22, 2016.
- "Becky Edwards couldn't say no to Sweden". equalizersoccer.com. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
- "The Buzz on Brooks Koepka". Retrieved January 2, 2018.
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