The New England Revolution’s Charlie Davies has been denied the MLS Comeback Player of the Year award as the Portland Timber’s Rodney Wallace was named as the winner on Tuesday.
The competition was close with Davies collecting 18.29% of club votes, 16.28% of media votes and 25.40% of player votes for a weighted total of 59.97. Wallace’s final weighted total was 64.02 through 19.59% of club votes, 16.28% of media votes and 28.15% of player votes.
This is the second time that Davies has finished second in the voting for Comeback Player of the Year. Davies was nominated for the distinction in 2011 after contributing 11 goals and one assist in 26 appearances with DC United. The New Hampshire native was ultimately bested by David Beckham.
While not posting the same numbers as he did in 2011, Davies has been sensational for the Revolution this year. With the team in need of a target forward, Davies stepped up, arguably playing some of his best soccer since the well-documented car crash that occurred in 2009. Davies ended the 2014 regular season with three goals and four assists.
Wallace’s comeback took a different form as the Timbers player missed the first 16 games of the season while recovering from knee surgery. Wallace final stat line included five goals and one assist in 17 appearances.