Revolution acquires Charlie Davies on permanent basis
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution has signed forward Charlie Davies on a free transfer from Denmark’s Randers FC. Davies spent the second half of the 2013 season on loan with the Revs from the Danish club, and the Revolution made the move permanent by signing Davies once his contract with Randers had been dissolved by mutual consent. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We’re pleased that Charlie will be re-joining us and that we were able to find a way to make it work with MLS and Randers,” General Manager Michael Burns said. “Charlie came in last summer and showed us a lot of good things, and we’re looking forward to seeing him integrated into the squad more in 2014.”
Davies, 27, made four appearances as a substitute in New England in 2013 after joining the club in early August from Randers FC, where he had played since the start of the 2012-13 season.
A Manchester, N.H., native, Davies was an All-American at Boston College before signing professionally with Swedish club Hammarby in December 2006. After 55 league appearances that produced 21 goals at Hammarby – including 15 goals in 2008 – Davies moved to French club Sochaux in July 2009 and emerged as a budding star with the U.S. National Team ahead of the 2010 World Cup.
After recovering from serious injuries suffered in a car accident in late 2009, Davies was loaned to D.C. United for the 2011 season, where he scored 11 goals in 26 appearances. Following the stint in D.C., Davies returned to Sochaux for the remainder of the 2011-12 season before moving to Randers FC last summer.
On the international level, Davies is a veteran of the U.S. National Team program, including the senior national team, the Under-23s, Under-20s and Under-18s. He has 17 caps at the senior international level, and has scored four goals while adding two assists. His first goal with the Men’s National Team came on Oct. 15, 2008, in a World Cup Qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago, while his first cap came on June 2, 2007 against China.
Davies made a career-high 13 appearances – scoring three goals – in 2009, including five appearances in final-round World Cup Qualifiers. He was one of only two players that year to appear in final-round qualifying, the Confederations Cup and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. A member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team in Beijing, he made five appearances in Olympic qualifying and the Olympic Games.