Becky Edwards (soccer)

Last updated on 19 June 2017

Rebecca "Becky" Edwards (born May 22, 1988) is an American soccer player from Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She played for Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League.

Becky Edwards at 2010 WPS Championship.JPG
Becky Edwards at 2010 WPS Championship.JPG

Early life

Edwards played collegiately for the Florida State Seminoles. Among her teammates at FSU were Australian international Selin Kuralay and Japanese international Mami Yamaguchi.

Career

Club

FC Gold Pride

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.[1]

Western New York Flash

Appeared in 19 matches, scoring 3 goals, helped the team to the 2011 WPS Championship.[2]

Hammarby IF

Kristianstads DFF

In 2012 Edwards played for Swedish team Kristianstads DFF where she recorded two goals in 18 matches and 17 starts, helping the team to the quarterfinal of the Swedish Cup.

Portland Thorns FC

Edwards was signed as a Free Agent with the Portland Thorns ahead of the inaugural season of the NWSL.

Houston Dash, 2014

On January 10, 2014, it was announced that Edwards had been selected by the Houston Dash with the eighth pick in the 2014 NWSL Expansion Draft.[3]

Western New York Flash, 2015

On October 16, 2014, Edwards was traded to the Western New York Flash in exchange for Carli Lloyd, along with Whitney Engen and a third-round pick in the 2016 NWSL Draft.[4]

Orlando

On September 22, 2016, Edwards announced her retirement from professional soccer.[5]

Kristianstads DFF

In 2017, Edwards came out of retirement to sign with Kristianstads DFF.[6]

International

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.

Personal life

Edwards was in a relationship with professional golfer Brooks Koepka.[7]

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