San Antonio – San Antonio FC announced Friday that the club has acquired defender Michael Edwards on loan from Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season. The deal is pending league and federation approval, and per team policy, terms of the loan were not disclosed.
SAFC head coach Allen Marcina said, “We are thrilled to have Michael on our team and are grateful that the Colorado Rapids have accepted the loan. He is an elite center back in the league. Michael is very competitive, a good athlete, dominant in one-on-one duels and we It feels like a great fit for the team identity.”
Last season, Edwards played 12 games and scored one goal on loan for the Colorado Rapids 2 in the MLS NEXT Pro. At the end of August, with the Rapids 2 out of postseason contention, Edwards was loaned his USL championship to the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC for the remainder of his season. Edwards has appeared in 10 games for the Switchbacks, and in 2022 he started all three of his games for the club in the USL Championship Playoffs, shooting 72.7% with 16 interceptions and a Recorded 8 tackles.
In 2021, Edwards appeared in 24 games (23 starts) for the Switchbacks. In over 2,000 minutes played, he had 2 goals and 1 assist, 36 interceptions and 35 tackles for a 74.5% completion rate and a 58.3% duel completion rate.
Prior to signing with the Rapids, Edwards spent 2018-20 at VfL Wolfsburg in Germany. In Span, he made 14 appearances for the U-19 team and 17 for Wolfsburg II.