Former Clarets Defender Joins Nashville

David Edgar Joins Nashville Soccer Club

Nashville Soccer Club have today  announced the signing of former Clarets defender and Canadian International David Edgar, who is a veteran of the England’s Premier League and Major League Soccer.

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A native of Kitchener, Ontario, Edgar has been a mainstay on the Canadian National side since 2011 and has made 42 appearances for his country as well as being captain for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup squad.  He was recently selected for the Canada squad in the last International break, when he played against New Zealand in a 1-0 victory in Spain.

Speaking about the signing Gary Smith Nashville’s Head Coach said, “David is a very experienced center back who offers real physical and central experience, 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 for Newcastle United on New Year’s Day in 2007 in a 2-2 draw against Manchester United.  He then 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 in the MLS, where he made 8 appearances for the club in 2016 before missing the 2017 season with an injury.  He has today joined Nashville Soccer Club as he looks to continue his career.

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