The Philadelphia Union announced today they’ve re-signed forward Charlie Davies to a one-year deal. Davies was acquired by the Union from the New England Revolution on August 4, including a natural Third Round selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
The Union’s Sporting Director, Earnie Stewart, said the following:
“We are thrilled to have Charlie back for the 2017 season. 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 played in eight games for the Union last season, netting 81 minutes.
Davies, 30, scored 10 goals for New England in 2015 while making 25 starts and 33 appearances for the Revolution. Davies returned to action after announcing he was diagnosed, and treated, with liposarcoma earlier in the year. He signed his first professional contract with Hammarby in 2007 and made 62 career appearances while scoring 24 goals. He then moved to Sochaux in July 2009 and made an immediate impact in eight appearances before sustaining serious injuries in a car accident on Oct. 13 in Washington, D.C., while on National Team duty for the United States. Davies resumed training with Sochaux in April of 2010 before making his heroic return to the match day roster on Dec. 19, 2010.
Internationally, Davies has earned 17 caps for the US Men’s National Team, scoring four goals while adding three assists. His first goal with came Oct. 15, 2008, in a World Cup Qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago. He made a career-high 13 appearances while scoring three goals in 2009, including five appearances in final-round World Cup Qualifiers. Davies was one of only two players that year to appear in final-round qualifying, the Confederations Cup and the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The Union will open the 2017 season on Sunday, March 5th.