3. Edwards shows promise once again
He might not have been able to crack the starting XI, but Raheem Edwards was able to show why he’s got a future at this club in his substitute appearance.
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Coming in from Montreal a few months ago, the Canadian has had a decent spell at his new club. He’s been kept on the bench in recent weeks, mainly due to the returns of Michael De Leeuw and Djordje Mihailovic. But Edwards got a chance against New England and certainly made the most of it.
He effectively assisted the second goal for Chicago, as his low cross forced a Revolution defender to deflect it into his own net. Edwards offers something new to the Fire: bursting pace. Chicago doesn’t have any real speedsters, so Edwards finally provides a threat in behind or on the counter.
He’s still got plenty of time left to grow, as he just turned 23 in July. Hopefully, he can continue to build off these cameo appearances and cement himself as a starter entering next year.