The New England Revolution have traded Charlie Davies to the Philadelphia Union, per a team press release.
As part of the trade, the Revs will receive general allocation money, targeted allocation money, and the Union's natural first-round pick in the 2018 SuperDraft. Meanwhile, the Union will get Davies and the Revolution's natural third-round pick in the same draft.
"When this was brought to us, we talked directly with Charlie. It was important to do what was right for Charlie and his family. If it wasn’t right for them, we wouldn’t have considered it," said General Manager Michael Burns. "It’s never easy parting with a player like Charlie, but we are grateful for his contributions to the club and we wish him and his family all the best and consider them a part of the Revolution family."
The move will reunite Davies with Alejandro Bedoya, who the Union added on Wednesday. The two players have a long history and both played at Boston College. In a 2015 Grantland interview, Bedoya called Davies his best friend and stated that he followed the striker's lead when he joined a Swedish club at the start of his professional career.
Davies will leave New England having contributed 14 goals and eight assists in 64 regular season appearances. The New Hampshire native was influential in the Revolution's 2014 MLS Cup run, scoring five goals and adding one assist. Davies previously played for Swedish club Hammarby, French side Sochaux, and Danish club Randers FC and D.C. United of MLS.