August 4, 2016
Revolution deals Charlie Davies to Union
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Revolution have traded forward Charlie Davies to the Philadelphia Union, the team announced Thursday.
The Revolution will receive General and Targeted Allocation Money, the Union’s natural first round and third round selections in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
“When this was brought to us, we talked directly with Charlie,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said. “It was important to do what was right for Charlie and his family. If it wasn’t right for them, we wouldn’t have considered it. It’s never easy parting with a player like Charlie, but we are grateful for his contributions to the club and we wish him and his family all the best and consider them a part of the Revolution family.”
Davies, 30, who holds the Revolution record for goals in the post-season, scoring four on the run to the 2014 MLS Cup, returned to action as a substitute in a 3-1 loss to Orlando City Sunday. Davies scored a goal in the Revolution’s 3-3 tie with the Houston Dynamo in the season-opener and has made nine appearances this season. Davies had been out with injuries since April 27, then was treated for liposarcoma, which has been declared in remission.
“I’m blown away by the support I’ve received from Revolution fans and from my teammates,” Davies said. “It’s been an honor to be part of such a wonderful and welcoming locker room and I leave with incredible friendships. I also am grateful to the Krafts for the opportunity and for all their support. I’m excited for the next chapter in my career and look forward to joining the Union.”
In four seasons with the Revolution, Davies totaled 64 regular season appearances (41 starts), 14 goals and eight assists. He started five games in the run to the 2014 MLS Cup, scoring four goals with one assist during the postseason.
After beginning his professional career in Europe, Davies sustained serious injuries in an automobile accident while with the U.S. national team, causing him to miss the 2010 World Cup. Davies scored 11 goals for D.C. United in 2011. Davies played in Europe with Hammarby IF in Sweden, Sochaux in France and Randers FC in Denmark. Davies, born in Lawrence, Mass., played soccer and wrestled at the Brooks School in North Andover and played three seasons at Boston College.