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Revs Trade Charlie Davis To Philadelphia Union

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New England Revolution Trade Charlie Davies to Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia, PA – The New England Revolution traded veteran forward Charlie Davies to the Philadelphia Union as the transfer window came to a close on Wednesday, the club announced.

“When this was brought to us, we talked directly with Charlie. It was important to do what was right for Charlie and his family. If it wasn’t right for them, we wouldn’t have considered it,” said Michael Burns, General Manager for the New England Revolution. “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.”

Over four seasons with the Revolution, Davies totaled 64 regular season appearances, 41 starts, 14 goals, and eight assists. He also started five games in the club’s run to the 2014 MLS Cup, scoring five goals with one assist during the postseason. Davies 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.

Back in 2009 Davies was involved in a horrific car crash that left one passenger dead and him with extensive injuries to his face, arm, and internal organs which caused him to miss the World Cup for the men’s national team.

After a lengthy recovery and time spent away from the game, Davies re-surged his career in New England but was forced to put his playing career on hold this past spring after a diagnosis of a rare soft tissue cancer.

Philadelphia on Wednesday also finalized a move for Nantes midfielder Alejandro Bedoya as it works to solidify a playoff position in the Eastern Conference, where the team is currently in fourth place.