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Charlie Davies says a heartfelt goodbye to New England

Before Charlie Davies heads to Philadelphia, he said goodbye to his hometown fans.

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

When Charlie Davies first came to New England in August 2013 his career was at a standstill. He had been with Randers FC of Denmark since 2012, playing 23 games but scoring no goals. This prompted the loan to the New England Revolution, where he only contributed 23 minutes in four games. Regardless, Davies returned to the Revs in 2014, which sparked a career renaissance.

Davies was the go-to striker during the final months of the 2104 season, helping the Revs make their first MLS Cup appearance since 2007. He had three goals and four assists during the regular season and five goals and one assist in the postseason. Since then, he has been regular rotation to start at the lone striker position.

With this in mind, the move away from New England was certainly tough for the New Hampshire native, who did consent to the trade.

"I’m blown away by the support I’ve received from Revolution fans and from my teammates," Davies said in a press release. "It’s been an honor to be part of such a wonderful and welcoming locker room and I leave with incredible friendships. I also am grateful to the Krafts for the opportunity and for all their support. I’m excited for the next chapter in my career and look forward to joining the Union."

Davies continued his heartfelt goodbye on Twitter, posting a series of messages.