HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Houston on January 7, 2016.
- Third in MLS history in career regular-season assists (122) and games by a field player (368)
- Member of U.S. national team for 2014 World Cup in Brazil
- 6-time MLS All-Star (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2005)
- Houston Dynamo all-time leader in games, starts, and assists
- 2011 MLS MVP runner-up with 16 assists; named to MLS Bext XI
- 2006, 2007 MLS Cup champion
- United States international (17 caps)
OUTLOOK: Arrives in Kansas City after playing 10 years in Houston and leaving as the club's all-time leader in games, starts, minutes and assists. This talented left-footed midfielder was part of U.S. national team squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and started vs. Germany in group stage finale. Davis set career high with 16 assists in 2011 and was MLS MVP runner-up. He has recorded 10 assists or more in six of the last seven seasons and his 82 assists since the start of 2009 lead MLS.
2015: Scored four goals and recorded 10 assists in 30 appearances, including 29 starts, for Houston.
2014: Made World Cup debut with start vs. Germany, playing 59 minutes in 1-0 loss on 6/26 at Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil... Named to the United States national team 23-man roster for 2014 FIFA World Cup by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann on 5/22 ... Recorded 11+ assists for the fifth time in six years despite missing nine MLS games due to international duty and injury ... Recorded four goals and 11 assists in 25 appearances ... Recorded a goal or assist in eight consecutive MLS games from 3/29 to 7/12 (four goals and five assists total), matching the eighth-longest streak in MLS history ... MLS: Recorded a goal or an assist in a career-high eight straight appearances (five assists, four goals), beginning with an assist at Vancouver on 3/29 and ending streak with two goals on 7/12 at Toronto … Scored two goals in 4-2 loss at Toronto on 7/12 for first two-goal game since 4/1/10 ... Scored equalizing goal vs. New York on 7/4 in the 82nd minute on a penalty kick ... MLS Team of the Week (Weeks 18, 25) ... U.S. Open Cup: Did not feature.
2013 MLS: MLS Team of the Week (Weeks 7, 22) ... Recorded his 100th career assist vs. Chivas USA on 9/21 on a corner kick to Giles Barnes ... Provided two assists in 3-1 win vs. Seattle on 8/17 ... Started and played first half of 2013 MLS All-Star game on 7/31 vs. AS Roma... Made his 300th career regular-season appearances on July 27 vs. Chicago to become the 22nd player in Major League Soccer history to join the 300 club ... Earned first red card since 2009 and fourth of career in stoppage time vs. Colorado on 4/28 … MLS Player of the Week Award for Week 7 (April 14) after scoring winning goal in the 81st minute and having an assist vs. Chicago on 4/14 ... Playoffs: Scored equalizing goal in 36th minute of 2-1 overtime win vs. New York on 10/6 in Eastern Conference Semifinals second leg ... 12-13 Champions League: Scored the game-winning goal in the 89th minute vs. Santos Laguna on 3/5; a low, left-footed shot across Santos Laguna goalkeeper … Played 86 minutes in 3-0 second leg loss at Santos Laguna on 3/13 … U.S. Open Cup: Did not feature.
2012 MLS: Set career-high with 8 regular-season goals... MLS Team of the Week for Weeks 10, 12, 21, Week 22 Recorded six assists in four games from 7/15-7/28 ... Made 150th MLS regular-season start vs. D.C. United on 5/12 and scored game-winning goal, a left-footed rocket from 35 yards out that was the first goal in the new BBVA Compass Stadium and an MLS Goal of the Week nominee ... 2012 Playoffs: Started all six playoff games and set Dynamo record for assists in a single postseason with three: First on Will Bruin's goal at Chicago in Knockout Round, second vs. D.C. United on Nov. 11 and third on Nov. 18 at D.C. United ... 12-13 Champions League: Played in one game, a nine-minute substitute appearance in 3-1 win at C.D. FAS on 8/22 ... U.S. Open Cup: Did not play ... Other: Offseason surgery to repair right quad strain ... Started and played 76 minutes against Valencia in BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup.
2011 MLS: League MVP runner-up led Major League Soccer with a career-high 16 assists, adding four goals, while starting every regular-season match for the first time in his career ... Dynamo MVP for third consecutive season ... Dynamo Humanitarian of the Year ... MLS Player of the Month for April ... MLS All-Star ... One of two players to be named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week seven times ... He has now notched at least 10 assists in league play in three consecutive seasons and four of the last six ... Became team's all-time leader in appearances and starts ... Assisted on all three Dynamo goals in 3-1 win vs. VAN on 4/10, the first three-assist game of his career ... Became third Dynamo player to make 150 appearances for club in all competitions on 4/17 ... Scored third goal of the season with well-struck free kick nominated for Goal of the Week in 1-1 tie vs. KC on 7/16 ... Started MLS All-Star Game on 7/27 and was one of game's most active players in 61 minutes, firing three shots ... Won MLS assist title with accurate cross to Carlo Costly in 3-1 win vs. LA on 10/23 ... Playoffs: Started first three playoff matches and notched two assists to help Dynamo reach MLS Cup final ... Assisted on opening goal with long-range free kick to Andre Hainault in 2-1 win at PHI on 10/30 ... Set up game's only goal with bending free kick to Brian Ching in 1-0 win vs. PHI on 11/3 ... Injured in Eastern Conference final at KC on 11/6, the same match in which he made his 200th Dynamo appearance and set club record for minutes played in all competitions ... Missed MLS Cup final due to quad strain ... Open Cup: Did not appear ... Other: Notched penalty-kick goal and an assist in 3-0 friendly win vs. Monterrey on 9/4.
2010 MLS: Led Dynamo and finished third in MLS with 12 assists, adding five goals, in 27 of 30 games ... Dynamo team MVP for the second straight year ... MLS All-Star ... The 12 assists were tied with his 2009 total for a career high and gave Davis three double-digit assist seasons in the last five years ... The five goals equaled his 2009 total and his most since scoring six for Dallas in 2003 ... Recorded at least eight assists for the fifth time in six seasons ... Converted two penalty kicks three minutes apart in second half to lift Dynamo to 2-1 win vs. RSL on 4/1 ... Had two assists from free kicks in eight minutes in 3-2 loss vs. PHI on 5/29 ... Came on as second-half substitute in 2010 MLS All-Star Game at Houston's Reliant Stadium on 7/28 and almost notched a goal, hitting the post in the MLS All-Stars' 5-2 loss vs. Manchester United ... Open Cup: Did not appear ... SuperLiga: Started all three matches in the group stage as the Dynamo reached the semifinals ... Other: Came on as halftime substitute and converted game-tying penalty kick in 2-1 friendly win vs. Laredo Heat on 6/10 in inaugural Ryan-Sanders Shootout in Corpus Christi ... Played final 27 minutes and set up Dominic Oduro goal in 4-0 Dynamo Charities Cup win vs. Aguila on 6/19.
2009 MLS: Had career year with 12 regular season assists, tied for the most in MLS, and five goals in a career-high 26 starts and despite two red-card suspensions … MLS All-Star … Named Dynamo team MVP … Had a goal and seven assists in a six-game stretch from 4/19 to 5/30, including a Dynamo record six consecutive games with an assist, two shy of MLS record … Sponsored military families to attend game as part of Brad's Brigade offer on 5/30 vs. TFC … Scored free kick goal, celebrating with a salute to the military families, and added assist in 3-0 win … Became sixth player to make 100 starts for the Dynamo in all competitions on 7/25 … Named an MLS All-Star and scored in All-Star Game tie vs. Everton on 7/29 … Ejected while barefoot on bench after being subbed out of 1-0 loss at FCD on 8/6 … Was ejected for mid-air collision in 1-0 loss at COL on 8/30 … Earned MLS Player of the Week honors after notching two assists in the first five minutes and scoring long-range, game-winning goal in the 81st minute of 3-2 win vs. RSL on 9/19 … Goal was later named Dynamo Goal of the Year … Capped regular season with two assists in 3-2 win at CHV on 10/25 … Playoffs: Played all 90 minutes of first leg at SEA and into overtime in remaining two games … 08-09 Champions League: Assisted on Bobby Boswell's goal from a corner kick in 1-1 tie vs. Atlante in quarterfinal first leg on 2/24 … Played all 90 minutes in both legs … Open Cup: Played final nine minutes of 4-0 quarterfinal win at Charleston on 7/7 … Played all 120 minutes of 2-1 overtime semifinal loss at SEA on 7/21 … 09-10 Champions League: Started five of six games in group stage.
2008 MLS: Left midfielder led team and tied for eighth in MLS with eight assists, also scoring three goals, in 26 appearances … Notched two goals and six assists in a stretch of seven league games from 7/23 through 9/7 … Nominated for MLS Goal of the Week for left-footed blast vs. CLB on 8/2 … Scored opening goal vs. KC on 9/7 and celebrated by shadow-boxing in honor of team equity partner Oscar De La Hoya, who was in attendance … Playoffs: Started both legs of series vs. NY … Champions' Cup: Due to injury, made only appearance in semifinal second leg at Saprissa on 4/9 as a substitute … SuperLiga: Started all five games and was one of tournament leaders with three assists … Assisted on Dwayne De Rosario's header from a free kick vs. Atlante on 7/12 … Notched two assists, both from set pieces, in first half of 3-1 win at DC on 7/19 … Champions League: Made only appearance as a substitute on 10/22 vs. Pumas … Reserves: Went 90 minutes in 3-1 win at SJ on 5/23 while recovering from adductor strain.
2007 MLS: Started the first 14 games at left midfield before tearing his right meniscus in early July … Missed 13 games after surgery but returned for the team's playoff run … Finished with three goals and three assists and added a goal and an assist in the postseason … Scored all three goals in memorable 4-0 win vs. CHV on 6/21 … Playoffs: Started three of the four playoff games … Scored clinching goal in extra time of the second leg of the Western Conference semifinal vs. FCD on 11/2, bending a free kick into the corner in the 100th minute … Set up game-winning goal in the MLS Cup final, crossing the ball to Dwayne De Rosario for a header in the 74th minute … Champions' Cup: Played in both legs of the quarterfinal series vs. Puntarenas … Active offensively in the second leg, setting up the goal that tied the series when his shot was saved and rebounded to Paul Dalglish, who scored … Set up the game-winning goal by serving a free kick that Brian Ching headed off the post, leading to Kelly Gray's goal … Assisted on game-clinching goal in first leg of semifinal vs. Pachuca on 3/15, setting up Chris Wondolowski … Played 76 minutes in the second leg at Pachuca on 4/5 … SuperLiga: Missed tournament due to injury … Reserves: Made three reserve appearances and two starts while coming back from knee surgery … Scored twice in 5-2 win vs. LA on 10/7.
2006 MLS: Had a career-high 11 assists, second in MLS … Led Houston with three game-winning assists … Third on team in points … Scored goal on 7/15 at KC in a 3-2 win … Playoffs: Scored in the second leg of the Western Conference semifinal vs. CHV on 10/29, netting a penalty kick to tie the series … Received a yellow card on 11/12 in MLS Cup win over New England … Open Cup: Started and played first half in 4-2 win vs. Carolina on 8/2 … Started and served corner kick for Eddie Robinson's opening goal in 3-0 quarterfinal win vs. FCD on 8/24.
2005 MLS: San Jose's only MLS All-Star in 2005 … Set career high in assists with eight despite playing in a career-low 18 games … Missed time while with U.S. national team (six games) and suffering from groin injury (eight games) … Notched assist in Earthquakes debut on 4/2 vs. NE … Notched first goal in Quakes uniform and recorded two assists on 4/9 vs. CHV; the goal was named team's Goal of the Month for April … Only member of Quakes named to MLS All-Star Game, where he played 15 minutes against Fulham in 4-1 win … Playoffs: Did not play due to left groin strain … Open Cup: Started and played 70 minutes on 8/3 at Portland, registered assist.
2004 MLS: Played in 29 games for the Dallas Burn, starting 24 … Scored two goals and registered two assists … Exploded for first two-goal game of MLS career on 7/24 vs. DC in a 5-1 win, also registering an assist … Received first red card of MLS career on 8/7 vs. COL … Open Cup: Played 26 minutes on 6/30 vs. Virginia Beach in 2-0 win.
2003 MLS: Acquired by Dallas on Jan. 17 from MetroStars for first-round pick in 2003 MLS SuperDraft … Led Dallas in scoring with six goals and five assists, becoming only third player in team history other than Jason Kreis to lead Dallas in scoring … Set a career high in goals and assists … Missed four games with pelvic bone stress injury … Scored MLS Goal of the Week on 7/19 vs. MET.
2002 MLS: Selected by the MetroStars with the No. 3 overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft … Rookie of the Year finalist … Appeared in 24 games, starting 12 … Scored four goals and registered three assists … First MLS goal was the game-winner in overtime on 4/6 vs. CLB … Scored second consecutive goal on 4/13 at COL … Made first MLS start on 4/27 vs. SJ … Suffered from plantar fascia injury.
INTERNATIONAL: United States international (17 caps) … 2014: Made World Cup debut with start vs. Germany (59 minutes) in final group stage game on 6/26 at Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil ... Started and played 64 minutes in friendly vs. Turkey on 6/1 at Red Bull Arena ... Earned assist on Aron Johannsson’s goal and began restart on both set piece goals in 45-minute substitute appearance in 2-0 friendly win over Azerbaijan on 5/27 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco … Named to the United States national team 23-man roster for 2014 FIFA World Cup by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann on 5/22 ... Started and played 59 minutes in 2-2 friendly draw vs. Mexico on 4/2 in Glendale, Ariz. … Assisted on Chris Wondolowski’s opening goal and played 75 minutes in starting role in 2-0 win over Korea Republic on 2/1 in Carson, Calif. … Member of U.S. national team January camp, which included two-week trip to Brazil ... 2013: Recorded two assists, one from a corner kick and another from the left wing, as a substitute in 3-2 USA win over Panama on 10/15 in World Cup Qualifying ... Entered as substitute for final 16 minutes of 1-0 win over Honduras in World Cup Qualifier in Sandy, Utah on 6/18 … Entered as substitute for final 3 minutes of 2-0 win over Panama in World Cup Qualifier in Seattle, Wash. on 6/11 … Entered as halftime substitute in 4-3 friendly win over Germany in Washington, D.C. on 6/2 … Started and played 81 minutes in 2-4 loss vs. Belgium on May 29 ... Earned first career World Cup Qualifying cap in 0-0 draw at Mexico on March 26 ... Started and played 64 minutes against Canada in friendly at BBVA Compass Stadium ... 2010: Started and played first half vs. El Salvador on 2/24 but left at halftime with hamstring tightness ... Came on as substitute vs. Honduras on 1/24 and assisted on lone U.S. goal … 2008: Was called into U.S. national team camp in January for the first time since the summer of 2005 … Started and played 72 minutes in 2-0 U.S. win over Sweden on 1/19 … 2005: Made international debut at 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup on 7/7, starting and playing 76 minutes in 4-1 win over Cuba … Entered in 84th minute of Gold Cup final on 7/24, scoring game-winning penalty kick in shootout win over Panama … Youth: Member of the U-23 national team … Appeared 45 times for the U-20 national team, scoring 13 overall goals … Appeared in three of four games at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship … Made youth national team debut with the U-18 national team in 1999.
COLLEGE: Played two years at Saint Louis University … NSCAA Second-Team All-American in 2001 after recording 10 goals and 14 assists and helping St. Louis to an 18-2 record and Conference USA championship … Also named to Soccer America's All-Freshman Team, Conference USA Freshman of the Year, first team All-Conference USA, C-USA Tournament MVP and NSCAA All-Midwest Region in 2000 after notching 11 goals and six assists in 19 games … Led team in assists and finished second in goals.
AMATEUR: Star at Chaminade High School in St. Louis … Parade Magazine's 1999 All-American … Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year … Three-time St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro first team selection … Helped Chaminade to 29-2-3 record and consecutive Missouri Class 4A Final Four appearances in 1998 and 1999 … Finished Chaminade career with 81 goals and 58 assists.
PERSONAL: Launched Banded Brigade Outdoors (501c3 registered charity) with teammate Tally Hall in April 2013. The initiative specializes in taking injured or disabled veterans, active-duty military and their families on hunting and fishing trips ... In January 2011 was named to All Stars Helping Kids' Dream Team for Public Service as a finalist for the national Jefferson Award for his work with military members and their families and his overall commitment to public service