LA GALAXY SIGN MLS VETERAN EDWARDS
Major League Soccer (MLS) giants LA Galaxy have announced the signing of Raheem Edwards as they continue to build their squad for the 2022 MLS season. His signing was confirmed by the club on Friday. 26-year-old Edwards has joined LA Galaxy as a free agent and his deal is through to the 2024 season with the option of the 2025 season. Edwards has a Green Card and is a domestic player as a result.
New LA Galaxy signing Edwards won’t have to change location as he's joining the club from city rivals LAFC having been at the MID club for the 2021 MLS season.
On the signing of Edwards, LA Galaxy head coach Greg Vanney said that he's a dynamic and versatile player who's ready to make a big step in his career. In a club statement, Vanney stated further that they are thrilled to welcome a player of Edwards’ experience and quality to the club ahead of the 2022 MLS season and that the expectation is that the new signing would be a key contributor to the club.
Toronto native Edwards began his career as a professional footballer at Toronto FC, playing for Vanney. He made his debut in the MLS in 2016 and was part of the unprecedented first treble in the history of the MLS in the following year. At the time, Edwards was a tricky winger with dazzling footwork and was widely regarded as one of the most exciting players in the league especially in one-on-one situations. He has been able to transform himself to utility player. Edwards has played in all the positions till date except as a goalkeeper and as a centre back.
In 2018, Edwards was traded to fellow Canadian team Montreal Impact and by the middle of the 2018 MLS season he had been traded to Chicago Fire where he stayed until he was traded to Minnesota United in 2020. He played for LAFC in the MLS last season making a career high 27 appearances (15 starts and 12 substitute appearances).