Today FC Cincinnati announced that they have acquired American goalkeeper Bobby Edwards from Portadown FC in Northern Ireland’s NIFL Championship.
A Parsippany New Jersey native, Edwards will be added to FC Cincinnati’s roster when the Primary Transfer Window opens on Feb. 12.
The 24-year old played four collegiate seasons for three different programs beginning at St. Joseph’s University in 2014. Injuries forced Edwards to transfer to Monmouth University in 2017 where he played his senior season. He then played as a graduate transfer at Mount St. Mary’s University in 2018.
After 62 collegiate appearances, including 60 starts, Edwards registered 262 saves and earned 11 shutouts during his four collegiate seasons. Upon graduation, Edwards signed a professional contract with Portadown FC in June of 2019.
The goalkeeper measures in at 6’6″, and tall goalkeepers aren’t unfamiliar to FC Cincinnati as the roster already boasts 6’5″ Przemysław Tytoń, and 6’6″ Ben Lundt.
— Brotherly Game (@BrotherlyGame) January 20, 2020
This makes Edwards the 4th goalkeeper currently on FC Cincinnati’s roster. It remains to be seen as to how many keepers FC Cincinnati will likely keep rostered for the 2020 season. However, being American is crucial as he will not take up an international roster spot. Final roster decisions must be made by Feb. 28.