Philadelphia Union have announced the acquisition of forward Charlie Davies from New England Revolution in exchange for General Allocation Money, Targeted Allocation Money and the Union’s natural first round selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. The Union also received New England’s natural third round selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
“Charlie adds another dynamic dimension to our attack and is exactly the type of player we targeted during this window,” Sporting Director Earnie Stewart said. “We’re thrilled to be able to add another player of quality and look forward to welcoming him to the club.”
Davies, 30, scored 10 goals for New England in 2015 while making 25 starts and 33 appearances for the Revolution. Davies returned to the field this past weekend after announcing he was diagnosed, and treated, with liposarcoma earlier in the year. He signed his first professional contract with Hammarby in 2007 and made 62 career appearances while scoring 24 goals. He then moved to Sochaux in July 2009 and made an immediate impact in eight appearances before sustaining serious injuries in a car accident on Oct. 13 in Washington, D.C., while on National Team duty for the United States. Davies resumed training with Sochaux in April of 2010 before making his heroic return to the match day roster on Dec. 19, 2010.
Internationally, Davies has earned 17 caps for the US Men’s National Team, scoring four goals while adding three assists. His first goal with came Oct. 15, 2008, in a World Cup Qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago. He made a career-high 13 appearances while scoring three goals in 2009, including five appearances in final-round World Cup Qualifiers. Davies was one of only two players that year to appear in final-round qualifying, the Confederations Cup and the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Philadelphia Union are back in MLS action on Saturday, Aug. 6 against D.C. United. The Union next return home to Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 20 against Toronto FC. Single game and group tickets are still available by visiting PhiladelphiaUnion.com/tickets or by calling 1-877-21-UNION.
Name: Charlie Davies
Dual Nationality: USA
Birth Date: June 25, 1986
Birthplace: Manchester, N.H.
Transaction: Philadelphia Union acquired forward Charlie Davies and a 2018 natural third round selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft from New England Revolution in exchange for General Allocation Money, Targeted Allocation Money and the Union’s natural first round selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft on Aug. 3, 2016.