Friday, August 9, 2013
Revs announce addition of Charlie Davies
The Revolution announced the addition of Charlie Davies to the roster. Davies comes to the Revs on loan with a purchase option from Denmark’s Randers FC after the Revs traded their final natural selection in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft to D.C. United to obtain him.
Davies is expected to join the Revs at their next training session in Foxborough, on Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Davies, 27, joins the Revs from Randers FC. A Manchester, N.H., native, Davies was an All-American at Boston College before signing with Swedish club Hammarby in December 2006.
“Charlie is an exciting, dynamic player who we believe can excel with us,” Revolution General Manager Michael Burns said. “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.”
After 55 league appearances that produced 21 goals at Hammarby, Davies moved to French club Sochaux in July 2009.
After recovering from serious injuries suffered in a car accident in late 2009, Davies was loaned to MLS club D.C. United for the 2011 season, where he scored 11 goals in 26 appearances. Following his time in D.C., Davies returned to Sochaux for the remainder of the 2011-12 season before moving to Randers FC.