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 couldn't be more appreciative of the past 3 years. Extremely thankful for the love and support throughout. pic.twitter.com/9K3TgKK7ar— Charlie Davies (@CharlieDavies9) August 4, 2016
NE fans you were the absolute best! I will cherish the memories of playing in New England forever. To my former teammates....— Charlie Davies (@CharlieDavies9) August 4, 2016
you all know I love you. Thanks for helping me get back to my top level and being there for me every step of the way. Going to miss you guys— Charlie Davies (@CharlieDavies9) August 4, 2016
“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.