Dynamo veteran Brad Davis traded to Sporting Kansas City

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by RYAN BRISTER

Longtime Houston Dynamo winger Brad Davis has been sent to Sporting Kansas City in exchange for a natural second-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, a natural third-round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft and future considerations.

“Brad’s competitiveness, experience and leadership have always stood out and we look forward to him bringing these traits to Kansas City,” Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes said. “This is another move that not only bolsters our roster, but will also bring a different dynamic once preseason starts in a couple of weeks.”

In his 14 year MLS career, Davis has amassed 122 assists, behind only Landon Donovan and Steve Ralston. He has made a name for himself as a set piece specialist, with a left foot capable of whipping in dangerous crosses. That earned him a place on the U.S. roster for the 2014 World Cup. But at 34, the Dynamo have decided that it is time to move on.

Davis was the third pick of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft, taken by the Metrostars. He bounced around for a few years before catching on with Dominic Kinnear in San Jose. He stuck with the team as they moved to Houston and has spent the last 10 years with the Dynamo. He has played 271 games for the club, and was the only link remaining from its first season in 2006.

“I am very excited to come home to the Midwest and play for Sporting Kansas City,” Davis said. “I am thankful for the 10 years that I played in Houston and appreciate all that the Dynamo and their fans did for me and my family. Sporting KC has unbelievable fans and has consistently proven to be among the best teams in Major League Soccer. I look forward to joining my new teammates and helping the club’s pursuit of championships.”

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  • Anonymous

    Had a great left foot and well….thats pretty much it.