Things weren't going well for Charlie Davies before he joined the New England Revolution. Initially on loan from Danish side Randers, Davies made a full-time move to his hometown club in 2014. The transfer was an afterthought as many pondered if Davies' career was as good as done. On Aug. 2, 2014, the New Hampshire native showed life when he grabbed a goal against the New York Red Bulls, his first tally since Sept. 10, 2011 when he was a member of D.C. United.
Momentum grew for Davies as he ended the regular season with three goals. He became particularly hot in the playoffs where he collected four goals en route to making the MLS Cup final. Davies hasn't cooled in 2015 as he currently has a team-high five goals. Will this trend continue, though?
Over/under: Davies will have 10.5 regular season goals in 2015.
No position is influenced more by confidence than striker. With a team-leading five goals to his name, there's no question that Davies is currently in form. Furthermore, the New Hampshire native has a hunger that's unrivaled in MLS. As a result, it's entirely possible that Davies equals or surpasses the amount of goals he had with D.C. United in 2011. While he doesn't take penalties like he did with United, he has matured to become a more rounded player. Smart positioning, electric pace, and fierce grit will get Davies at least 11 goals in 2015.
As much sentimentality there is in seeing Davies fire home a shot, there still is the glaring fact that it's a miracle the man can walk - never mind play soccer. He has an incredible drive and hunger, but can be a little streaky and understandably struggles to go the full 90 on a consistent basis. Add in the fact that the Revs have an embarrassment of riches in attacking positions and I struggle to see him getting into double digits. There just is too much talent to have one person be the focal point of goal scoring. This is no slight on Davies, but he will bag 9 in 2015.
Davies will have 10.5 regular season goals in 2015.
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