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Official: Sean Davis signs with Nashville SC in free agency


UPDATE, Jan. 4 – Nashville SC have officially signed free agent midfielder Sean Davis, the club announced Tuesday. Davis joins on a three-year contract with a club option for 2025.

Davis, 28, had spent his entire career with the New York Red Bulls, an academy product who signed his homegrown contract ahead of the 2015 season. He is third all-time in Red Bull history in matches played. He won two Supporters' Shield during his time in New York.

“Sean is a tremendous leader who contributes so much on and off the field," Nashville general manager Mike Jacobs said in a club release. "He has the ability to impact games on both sides of the ball, and we are so excited to add him to our group.”

ORIGINAL, Dec. 31 – Central midfielder Sean Davis has reportedly signed with Nashville SC via free agency, according to’s Tom Bogert.

Davis, who turns 29 in February, has captained the New York Red Bulls in recent seasons. He originally signed with RBNY as a homegrown player in 2015 and has contributed four goals and 23 assists across 172 regular-season matches (141 starts).

On Thursday afternoon, Davis announced his departure from the Red Bulls via an Instagram post.

Should Davis land with Nashville, the move would give head coach Gary Smith's team one of the offseason’s most sought-after free agents. As they shift into the Western Conference for 2022, Nashville would add a key piece alongside core central midfielders Dax McCarty and Anibal Godoy.

Nashville made the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs their first two seasons in the league, then have spent the offseason accumulating allocation money (via trades) to enhance their roster. With Davis, a two-time Supporters’ Shield winner, they’d be poised to do exactly that.