Sit back and check out the Q&A below to get to know New Jersey native Bobby Edwards.
BE: “Favorite snack? That’s a good one. I’ve been a big fan of the almond butter bars from Nature Valley. I’m not sure if you’ve ever had them. I don’t know if that’s a strange one, but dear god, the taste is amazing. They feel healthy enough to where you don’t feel terrible if you eat a couple. You feel like you’re doing something good.”
If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
BE: “Man, I would probably say ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’, which I know is a wild one. It’s just a crazy movie. It’s one that I’ve liked for a really long time. Definitely one that I thought is a really good movie.”
Favorite/most inspirational soccer player of all-time?
BE: “Oh, it would be a tie between Fraser Forster and my cousin Brian Edwards who played at Wake Forest and spent some time in MLS and spent some time in Sweden. Brian’s now the goalkeeper coach at the University of Charlotte as well as the Director of Goalkeeping for the Charlotte MLS Academy team.”
If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
BE: “Uh, I would probably go with Danny DeVito. I know that’s ridiculous, but I love Danny DeVito – I think he’s hilarious, he’s from Jersey. Definitely Danny DeVito.”
What’s your favorite pre-game hype song (or playlist)?
BE: “I’m not really sure. That’s a great question. I’m not usually the one that does the tunes. I guess I’ll go with a classic song, one I like is called ‘Be Right’ by Asher Roth, which I know is also crazy—the fans are going to think I’m just some weirdo, which I am, but they don’t need to know that full out. It’s just a feel-good song. I’m more of the kind of guy when I get hyped, I’m not trying to run though a wall, but I’m more trying to feel positive energy.”
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
BE: “I didn’t think these were hard questions. These are the thoughts that keep me up at night. I would probably say…that’s a good one…probably to fly. I know that’s so basic, but it’s so convenient. You can use it in so many ways. It’s efficient and it would be fun.”
If you could be a guest star on any TV show, what show would you be on?
BE: “’It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, without a doubt. It’s so tough, everyone wants to be a part of the gang, but then some of the funniest characters are random people that show up. However they want to write me in I would be open to it, but just to be on the show would be amazing.”
What’s one thing about you that no one else knows?
BE: “I feel like I’m a pretty open book. This is a tough one. Maybe I don’t hide my secrets well enough…maybe go with the fact I’m a massive dog lover and I have two very cute goldendoodles – Pearl and Alfred. It’s not that a lot of people don’t know that about me, but a lot of fans probably don’t.”
Who is your celebrity lookalike?
BE: “Someone once told me I look like Ashton Kutcher, but like, I don’t. I don’t really have a celebrity lookalike, which I don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing. Celebrities are usually pretty handsome, so if I don’t have a lookalike what does that say about me?”
What are you most excited about this season?
BE: “Just to play game and to be a part of a team that wants to win, teammates that have the same ambitions and to be in a city that seems so excited about the club. Not to go on a whole tangent here, but soccer is only as meaningful as the fans who support it. If there’s no fan base, then it’s just 11 guys kicking a ball around a field and it’s meaningless. To have such an amazing fan base, I saw the love and support I received and that others received when they were announced, that’s what makes it all worth it. That’s the reason I play this game.”