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Revolution trade Charlie Davies to Philadelphia Union

Revolution trade Charlie Davies to Philadelphia Union

After four seasons with the Revolution, Charlie Davies has been traded to the Philadelphia Union for a 2018 first-round pick, general allocation money and targeted allocation money.

Davies is in remission after undergoing treatment for liposarcoma, a cancer found in soft tissue fat cells. He has also overcome injures from a car crash in 2009. He played in 64 games for New England and had 14 goals and eight assists. 

“It’s never easy parting with a player like Charlie, but we are grateful for his contributions to the club and we wish him and his family all the best and consider them a part of the Revolution family,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said in a statement.

The Revs are in sixth place in the MLS Eastern Conference at 6-8-8 with 26 points, 10 points behind NYC FC.

Davies, 28, from Manchester, N.H., expressed his thanks to the Revs and their fans in a series of tweets on Thursday: 

“I’m blown away by the support I’ve received from Revolution fans and from my teammates. It’s been an honor to be part of such a wonderful and welcoming locker room and I leave with incredible friendships. I also am grateful to the Krafts for the opportunity and for all their support,” Davies also said.  “I’m excited for the next chapter in my career and look forward to joining the Union.”

Davies started five games and scored five goals with one assist in the Revs run to the 2014 MLS Cup,He has also played professionally for D.C. United, where he scored 11 goals in 2011, and overseas with Swedish club Hammarby, French side Sochaux, and Danish club Randers FC. He also played three seasons at Boston College. 

Click below for links to CSN's four-part series on Davies from May.

Part one

Part two

Part three

Part four

Revolution eliminated from MLS is Back tournament after 1-0 loss to Union

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Revolution eliminated from MLS is Back tournament after 1-0 loss to Union

The New England Revolution were eliminated from the MLS is Back tournament Saturday night as they suffered a 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union.

Sergio Santos scored in the 63rd minute to propel Philadelphia to the quarterfinals and snap the Revs' four-match unbeaten streak.

With midfielder Carles Gil out due to a foot injury, the Revs failed to get anything going offensively. Frustration boiled over after the game as New England coach Bruce Arena was handed a red card, presumably for comments made to the officials.

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The Union will play the winner of Sunday’s match between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting Kansas City on Thursday.

After their loss, the Revolution now are 1-1-3 with six points in regular season and 1-2-3 overall.

MLS is Back: Date, time, opponent for Revolution's knockout stage match

MLS is Back: Date, time, opponent for Revolution's knockout stage match

The New England Revolution have survived and advanced.

The Revs are through to the Round of 16 in the MLS is Back Tournament after playing Toronto FC to a 0-0 draw Tuesday.

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Next up for New England: a knockout stage matchup with the Philadelphia Union. Here are the viewing details for Revs-Union:

When: Saturday, July 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Orlando, Fla.
How to Watch/Listen: ESPN2, TSN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

The Union finished second in Group A with seven points (2-0-1, plus-2 goal differential), while the Revs earned second place in Group C with a 1-0-2 record and plus-1 goal differential.

It's now win-or-go-home for the Revs, who can advance to the quarterfinals by defeating Philadelphia on Saturday night.