VMP 2016 Final Countdown #26: Raheem Edwards

Mark: 26 – I will treasure all of his contributions this year.

Six minutes.

Raheem Edwards made his debut for Toronto FC in a Voyageurs Cup match against Vancouver, coming on for Osorio in the 86th minute in late June.  He followed that performance by making his league debut in an 88th minute substitution coming on for Eriq Zavaleta.  It’s probably more time than that, but for the purposes of the narrative, we’ll ignore extra time.

The 21 year-old midfielder has been with TFC for the last few seasons, almost exclusively spending his time with TFC II: Judgement Day. Look, we’re thrilled that another local boy made it through to the first team.  I thought about filling his page with facts about Raheem Sterling, but there isn’t much fun in that after reading his wikipedia page.  Facebook shows me that Raheem Edwards is trying to sell his 99 Honda Accord for $1500!!!  WHAT A DEAL!!! Wait, that’s Bloomfield, CT.  Too far. Probably wrong guy.

He made 20 appearances with TFC II: The Quickening scoring 6 goals, tied with Shaan Hundal for the lead.  He also was named to USL Team of the Week on three occasions.  #48 on his shirt, #26 in this list, #1 in our hearts.

Highest Ranking: 24

Lowest Ranking: 26

Tony: 26 – Not a Sterling season. Get it? I’ll get my coat.

Kristin: 26 – Played in a couple of games and looked pretty good for his limited minutes – current TFC II player most likely to make the jump to the big team.

Duncan: 24 – didn’t play much, but the V-Cup game in Vancouver, he had a fantastic few minutes. On a per minute basis, probably TFC’s player of the year.

Richard B. – Read Brian James & Raheem Edwards at the same time and saw ‘Brian Edwards’ – went into a cold sweat

Duane – He looked great in his emergency start. Would love to see him get a HG

Mark HSV – 6 goals for TFC II and 2 minutes in a regular season TFC match?  This kid’s moving up!

Dave L. – I recognize the name, but for the life of me I don’t remember seeing him actually in a game.

Author: Mark Hinkley

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  1. In the interests of fairness to Raheem who deserves much more than Johnson and James got, here’s a straight up copy of the south couch report from the moment he got subbed in against Vancouver. kid was everywhere, plus it’s a fun moment to remember.

    86′ Sub Raheem Edwards on for Osorio
    86′ Edwards gets a chance in the box, but Ousted saves the shot.
    87′ Cross from Edwards, to Endoh unmarked at far post, tries the diving header, it doesn’t go well. Hell of a start from edwards though.
    88′ Giovinco lays the ball off to Endoh on right wing, gets 2 opportunities to cross, neither of them work. fair enough Seba, just shoot.
    4 minutes of added time. I’m in no way confident here.
    90+1′ Perez free, Raheem Edwards! gets back and hassles him to make the shot difficult. It goes off the post.
    90+4′ Goal. As time winds down, hopeless long ball launched into box. Ousted muffs it while being challenged by nobody but Kendall Waston, and Johnson hammers the loose ball into the top of the net. Crystal Meth Palace 2-1 TFC. 2-2 on aggregate, TFC now winning. God bless away goals. Blue ribbons hastily removed from cup, red ribbons added. Get the fuck in!
    Johnson injured as he took the shot, hopefully he’s ok

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