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Chicago Fire trade Raheem Edwards to Minnesota United for Wyatt Omsberg

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Wicky: Omsberg “will provide competition at the center back position”

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Wyatt Omsberg with Minnesota United
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Chicago Fire FC announced today a trade that sends Raheem Edwards to Minnesota United, in exchange for defender Wyatt Omsberg.

“Wyatt is a strong and imposing defender who will provide competition at the center back position,” Fire Head Coach Raphael Wicky said in a release. “I am looking forward to working with him and welcoming him to the team.”

Omsberg’s contract with Chicago runs through the 2021 season, with a club option for the 2022 season.

The 24-year-old central defender was originally drafted by Minnesota United in 2018, where he played with another Fire center back—Francisco Calvo. In his rookie season, Omsberg made seven MLS appearances for Minnesota, including four starts. He also made four appearances (four starts) on loan with FC Tulsa in the USL Championship that season.

Last season, Omsberg made 15 appearances—including 15 starts—with USL League One club Forward Madison FC.

As for Edwards, the defender/midfielder departs the Fire after making only four appearances in 2019, playing only 244 total minutes because of a knee injury. He joined the Fire in July 2018 in a trade with Montreal Impact.

Edwards’ departure also clears an international roster spot for the Fire.