Bio: Edwards joins Thorns FC with international experience captaining the U-20 and U-23 Women’s National Teams for the United States, as well as club expertise both domestically and abroad. The former Florida State University midfielder signed with Portland as a free agent on Jan. 31, 2013.
2011: Edwards was named to her first U.S. Women’s National Team training camp roster in November 2011 … Did not feature for the national team in its friendly against Sweden on Nov. 19, 2011 … Youth National Teams: Captained the U-20 Women’s National Team to a first place finish at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Chile, playing alongside Thorns FC teammate Alex Morgan … Appeared in six matches (5 starts) during the tournament … 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 … Began her career with the U-17 Women’s National Team in 2005.
2012: Recorded two goals in 18 matches (17 starts) while helping Kristianstads DFF of Sweden’s Damallsvenskan earn a fifth-place finish in the league standings … Made two additional appearances in the Swedish Cup, as Kristianstads DFF reached the tournament’s quarterfinals before bowing out to eventual champion Gothenburg … 2011: Won her second WPS championship, appearing in 19 matches and scoring three goals for the Western New York Flash … Shortly after the WPS season concluded, Edwards signed a short-term deal with Hammarby IF in Sweden in an attempt to help salvage the team’s season and keep the club from being relegated … Appeared in seven matches but did not score as the club was relegated to the second division … 2010: Selected as the 12th overall pick in the 2010 WPS Draft by FC Gold Pride … Made 25 appearances (21 starts) as a rookie for FC Gold Pride, helping lead the team to a WPS Championship … Played with Thorns FC teammates Christine Sinclair and Rachel Buehler with FC Gold Pride.
A two-time NSCAA First-Team All-American at Florida State University, Edwards captained the Seminoles and was named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2009 … Finished her collegiate career fifth all-time at FSU in career starts (89) and tied for third in all-time appearances (95) … Became just the second player in school history to record a hat trick on opening day, scoring three times in FSU's 7-0 win over Jacksonville on Aug. 21, 2009.
Full name is Rebecca … Goes by “Becky” … Four-time All-ACC Academic Team