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Canadian International Edgar Joins Nashville

By Staff, 04/04/18, 11:09AM EDT


Former Premier League, MLS center back heads to Music City

New Nashville SC signing David Edgar recently made his 42nd appearance for Canada in a 1-0 win against New Zealand on March 24 | Photo courtesy Canada Soccer

NASHVILLE – Nashville SC announced on Wednesday the club had signed Canadian international David Edgar, pending league and federation approval. Edgar is a veteran of England’s Premier League and Major League Soccer in his 13-year professional career. 

A native of Kitchener, Ontario, Edgar has been a mainstay on the Canadian National Team since 2011. He has made 42 appearances for his country including as a captain for the squad during the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He appeared for the team during the most recent FIFA international break, recording 31 minutes of action after coming on as a substitute in Canada’s 1-0 win against New Zealand on March 24 in Spain.

“David is a very experienced center back who offers real physical and central experience,” said Nashville SC Head Coach Gary Smith. “He has played at a top level for his country and in his club career, and he is a good addition to our already strong backline.”

Edgar debuted for Newcastle United’s reserve squad in 2005 before seeing first-team action in the 2006-07 season. The defender scored his first Premier League goal on New Year’s Day in 2007 as Newcastle played to a 2-2 draw against Manchester United at St. James’ Park. Edgar joined Burnley following Newcastle’s relegation after the 2008-09 season and spent one more season in the Premier League.  

After six seasons in the English Championship, Edgar joined Vancouver Whitecaps of MLS. He made eight appearances for the club in 2016 before missing the 2017 season with an injury. 

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