On Friday, the Revolution officially confirmed the signing of forward Charlie Davies.
Davies, 27, will join the Revolution on loan from Danish outfit Randers until the end of the season. To arrange the signing, the Revolution had to trade their final selection in the 2014 Superdraft to DC United, who held his right of first refusal because they signed him on loan from France's Sochaux in 2011.
A loan spell with the Revolution could greatly benefit both the club and the player. The Revolution are smart to sign Davies for a short period of time, as they can gauge his abilities and contributions to the team before making a long term commitment.
For Davies, it's a chance to resurrect a career. Once an undisputed call-up to the US national team, Davies career changed when he was involved in a life threatening car accident in Oct. 2009. The injuries he sustained in the accident included a lacerated bladder, fractured right tibia and femur, a fractured elbow, multiple facial fractures, and bleeding on the brain.
Davies, who is from Manchester, NH and played for Boston College, still hasn't fully bounced back from those injuries. He hasn't been called to the US national team since 2009 and he hasn't scored a goal in over a year.
But MLS may be the right fit for Davies. His loan with DC was very productive, as he scored 11 goals and looked as close to full fitness as ever.
So the Revolution will get a local product with plenty of skill who is hungry to bounce back from a rough four-year period. The move could pay dividends and last longer than the rest of this season should Davies be productive for the Revolution over the next few months.
Davies' signing comes at a time where the rumor mill is also indicating that Revolution strikers Juan Agudelo, Saer Sene, and Jerry Bengston are attracting interest from abroad. As of now, Agudelo seems the most likely to leave. He stated at practice yesterday that he signed something, possibly a rumored pre-contract with Stoke City.
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