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(Canadian) Edson Edward: Inside the MLS


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Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Edson Edward is a central defender who plays for FC Dallas. He was selected by FC Dallas in the 2010 Major League Soccer (MLS) supplemental draft and won a spot on the team at training camp. Prior to joining Dallas of the MLS Edward enjoyed an accolade-filled amateur and collegiate soccer career that has taken him to various spots in North America. After graduating the Ottawa Fury's Youth program, Edward began his collegiate duties at the NAIA's Graceland University. In his four years at Graceland he never endured a losing season - helping the Jackets to an overall 58-16-8 record while scoring 15 goals and adding 13 assists. In 2006 Edward was part of Graceland's NAIA National Championship-winning squad, while in 2007 he helped the team become Region V and Conference Champions. Edward has also twice been named to the the NAIA's Heart of America Athletic All-Conference team (2007, 2008).

In this interview, Edson and Red Nation discuss his current MLS rookie campaign, making the jump from college soccer to the professional level, his ongoing development as a young defender and his thoughts on the possibility of Major League Soccer in Ottawa.


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