Edwards the latest in a line of standout U.S. goalkeepers

March 13, 2009
By Justin Rodriguez, Special to ESPNsoccernet
Earl Edwards Jr.'s size and athleticism make him a perfect fit to play wide receiver or small forward.

However, Edwards doesn't line up between the hash marks or run the floor. No, this specimen -- a chiseled 6-foot-3, 199 pounds -- is ours.

Score one for the American game: In this rare case, that would be soccer, because this is one talent that actually made it to the pitch.

"I get that a lot," says Edwards, starting keeper for the U.S. national U-17 residency ...

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