Currently playing in the MLS for Chicago Fire, the Erin Mills alumni Raheem Edwards had kind words to say about the community club that got his soccer career started. Raheem had the opportunity to be interviewed in the first episode of Pro Focus, a podcast dedicated to highlighting professional Canadian soccer players.
The host, Marcus Hanson, began the interview by asking Raheem to talk about where he started playing soccer. Raheem talked about his time at Erin Mills Soccer Club, having nothing but praise for his old club. “I have to give all my praise and respect for EMSC. Erin Mills is a huge part of my career, I played there for my entire youth, from U9 to U18. A great organization that helped me grow and develop my skills, I owe a huge debt to Erin Mills for everything they have done for me.”
Before deciding to make soccer his ultimate career goal, Raheem wanted to quit soccer due to the struggle his mother had as a single parent. Thankfully, the club was there to keep Raheem’s dream alive by giving him the opportunity to keep playing by helping out wherever they could. Raheem is just one of many examples of how EMSC puts a strong emphasis on supporting those within the community.
Raheem went on to play professionally for Toronto FC in the MLS and he is now currently playing for the Chicago Fire FC. Erin Mills Soccer Club is proud to have been a part of his growth as not only a soccer player but also as a role model for many of our youth.