New England Revolution finalize deal to bring Charlie Davies back to MLS
The move to bring Charlie Davies back to Major League Soccer is finally done.
The New England Revolution announced Friday that they have acquired the former US national team star on loan from Denmark’s Randers FC with a purchase option after the Revs traded their final natural selection in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft to D.C. United to obtain him.
Per club policy, further details of the deal are not disclosed.
The 27-year-old Davies, who lives locally and attended Boston College, is expected to join the Revs at their next training session in Foxborough, on Tuesday, Aug. 13.
— Charlie Davies (@CharlieDavies9) August 9, 2013
“Charlie is an exciting, dynamic player who we believe can excel with us,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said in a statement. “He’s a local product who’s been on our radar since his teenage years, so we’re pleased the opportunity arose to bring him to our club. Charlie’s arrival will give us more options on the field, and will hopefully be a great boost as we head into the final few months of the season in search of a playoff berth."
Davies scored 11 goals in 26 appearances while on loan with D.C. United in 2011, his first regular action since a 2009 car crash derailed his career. D.C. United reportedly offered Davies a contract that he declined, and Davies returned to French side Sochaux for the remainder of the 2011-12 season before moving to Randers FC last summer.
He appeared in 23 matches for Randers, but failed to score a goal with the club in that time.
Davies has 17 caps for the US national team but has not appeared for the team since the 2009 crash.