New England Revolution trade Charlie Davies to Philadelphia Union
The New England Revolution traded forward Charlie Davies to the Philadelphia Union just before the MLS trade deadline on Wednesday night.
The teams announced the deal on Thursday morning, with the Union sending the Revs general allocation money, targeted allocation money, and their natural first-round pick and third-round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
The Davies trade capped a series of moves by Philadephia before the deadline, including dealing star midfielder Sebastien Le Toux to the Colorado Radids.
"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," Revolution general manager Michael Burns said.
"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."
The New Hampshire native made 64 regular season appearances over four seasons with New England, with 41 starts, 14 goals, and eight assists.
"I'm excited for the next chapter in my career and look forward to joining the Union," Davies said.
It was a busy trade deadline for the Union, who on Wednesday 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.
Just before sealing the deal for Davies, the Union sent Le Toux to the Rapids in exchange for general allocation money.
The 32-year-old Le Toux was selected by Philadelphia in the 2009 expansion draft after being left unprotected by Seattle, and led the expansion Union with a career-high 14 goals in 2010.
Le Toux was traded to Vancouver before the 2012 season, and re-joined the Union the following year. This season, he has two goals in 21 games.
To make room for Le Toux, the Rapids sent forward Luis Solignac to the Chicago Fire for general allocation money.
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