Charlie Davies, the MLS veteran and former US national team forward, has officially announced his retirement on Friday, March 2, multiple sources have confirmed.
The 31-year-old soccer player has been moving on after a career full of adversity than an average player. Charlie debuted his professional career in Swedish club Hammarby days after playing at Boston College. He played there for then-Ligue 1 club Sochaux in France between 2007-12.
Charlie Davies, Former US national team, MLS forward, Announces His Retirement
During the 2009 Confederations Cup for the US national team, Charlie who helped as a player lead his team in the final the tournament suffered a car accident in October 2009. The incident had a huge impact on his career almost ending his career.
Charlie played for three MLS teams in his career: Philadelphia Union (2016-17), England Revolution (2013-16) and D.C. United (2011).
In all, in regular season appearances, Charlie scored 25 goals and 10 assists in 101 MLS in MLS Cup Playoffs appearances, he scored four goals. All of those goals came during the Revs' 2014 run to the MLS Cup final.
Charlie was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 but after he recovered, the footballer returned to the field later that day
In announcing his retirement, Davies explained in a video that he is excited to move onto new opportunities in his life.
Post his retirement, Charlie confirmed in a video that he is excited for his forthcoming opportunities in his life.