Charlie Davies traded to Philadelphia Union

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by RYAN BRISTER

It has been an eventful week for Charlie Davies — and that is putting it mildly.

The Philadelphia Union have acquired Davies in a trade with the New England Revolution. In return, the Revs receive general and targeted allocation money, and the Union’s first round draft pick in the 2018 SuperDraft.

Davies, 30, has scored 14 goals for New England in 60 games since joining the club in 2014. His time with the Revs has given second wind to a career that was derailed by a tragic car accident in 2009.

Davies expressed gratitude to the club and its fans on Twitter.

Davies was diagnosed with and treated for cancer this spring. The cancer is in remission — a fact which was made public just this past week.

The acquisition of Davies is the second high-profile signing for the Union this week; they previously acquired USMNT midfielder Alejandro Bedoya. After a few struggling years, the team is looking to make a splash this season. They currently sit fourth in the Eastern Conference, on pace to make the playoffs for just the second time in seven seasons.

Exiting Philadelphia is Sebastien Le Toux, the club’s all-time leading scorer. He was traded to the Colorado Rapids for allocation money.