December 29, 2016
Charlie Davies returning to Union
CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union have signed forward Charlie Davies to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday.
Davies, 30, acquired by Philadelphia from the New England Revolution in exchange for allocation money and a 2018 MLS SuperDraft first-round choice, totaled one assist in eight appearances (81 minutes) last season. Davies, who scored one goal in nine games for the Revolution last season, provided an assist in a 4-0 Union away win over the Revolution Aug. 13.
“We are thrilled to have Charlie back for the 2017 season,” Union sporting director Earnie Stewart said. “It will be great to have Charlie from the start with a full preseason around our club and we’re looking forward to what he can bring to our team for an entire season.”
Davies, who set a Revolution record with four MLS playoff goals in 2014 and totaled 10 goals in 33 appearances (25 starts) for the Revolution in 2015, was treated for liposarcoma before being acquired by the Union last season.
Davies signed his first professional contract with Hammarby in 2007, making 62 appearances, scoring 24 goals. Davies moved to Sochaux in July 2009 and made a strong start with eight Ligue 1 appearances before sustaining serious injuries in a car accident while on U.S. national team duty in Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 2009. Davies resumed training with Sochaux in April of 2010 before making his return to the match day roster Dec. 19, 2010.
Davies has earned 17 caps for the U.S., totaling four goals and three assists. Davies scored his first international goal against Trinidad & Tobago in a World Cup Qualifier Oct. 15, 2008. Davies made 13 appearances (five in final round WCQ games) and scored three goals in 2009.