It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news- good, bad, or otherwise- from the folks over at Gillette Stadium, but now that there is some to report: the Revolution have completed a free transfer of former(?) USMNT striker Charlie Davies from Denmark’s Randers F.C..
Davies joined the Revolution on loan from Randers during the second half of the 2013 season, during which Davies- still only 27- played in four matches as a substitute. Clearly the Revolution saw something in those matches (or most likely in training) that warranted Davies’ return. Or they are just stockpiling “Agudelo Insurance” as the forward is 99% likely to be playing in Europe rather than Foxborough next season.
The Revolution would probably also like another chance to capitalize on Davies’ status as a native New Englander- he was born in Manchester, N.H. and was an All-American at Boston College before joining Sweden’s Hammarby in 2006. His success at Hammarby (21 goals in 55 league matches) led to a move to France’s Ligue 1 with Sochaux in 2009 and a regular with the USMNT in the months leading up to the 2010 World Cup. All of this, it is well known at this point, came crashing down when Davies was the passenger in an automobile that almost cost him his life.
Davies joined D.C. United on loan for the 2011- scoring 11 goals- before returning to France for one more season with Sochaux before moving on to Denmark and, subsequently, to the Revolution.
A happy, healthy Davies could be a great boost to a New England attack that will surely be losing Juan Agudelo and has Saer Sene returning from serious injury/surgery.