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Brad Davis
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Personal information
Full name Bradley Joseph Davis
Date of birth November 8, 1981 (1981-11-08) (age 28)
Place of birth Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Left Midfielder, Left Winger
Club information
Current club Houston Dynamo
Number 11
Youth career
2000–2001 Saint Louis Billikens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 MetroStars 24 (4)
2003–2004 Dallas Burn 55 (7)
2005 San Jose Earthquakes 18 (2)
2006– Houston Dynamo 98 (12)
National team
2005– United States 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 March, 2009

Brad Davis (born November 8, 1981 in Saint Charles, Missouri) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer.

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Career

Youth and College

Davis attended high school at Chaminade College Preparatory School (Missouri), and joined Saint Louis University in 2000, where he played for two seasons before leaving college soccer for the professional ranks. While at SLU, Davis was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year his first year, and a second team NSCAA All-American as a sophomore.

Professional

After signing with MLS, Davis was selected third overall in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft by the MetroStars. Davis started 12 games for the team, scoring four goals with three assists, and was a finalist for the Rookie of the Year Award that ultimately went to Kyle Martino. Although Davis was very impressive in his rookie year, when the MetroStars were taken over by Bob Bradley, the coach overhauled the team, and Davis was one of the many players to go. He was traded to the Dallas Burn for the fourth overall pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, which Bradley used to select Mike Magee.

Davis's first year with the Burn was contradictory, as he had a very solid season but his club was one of the worst in the history of the league. Davis led the team in scoring with six goals and five assists, and was named the Burn's MVP.

In his second year with the team, new coach Colin Clarke tried to move Davis to the center of the field to play attacking midfielder. After making little impact through several games, however, Davis returned to the left. There he had to compete with newcomer Eric Quill for playing time. Davis finished the season with only two goals and two assists despite playing more minutes than in 2003, as the Burn yet again missed the playoffs. He was traded to the San Jose Earthquakes before the 2005 season in a large deal that saw Richard Mulrooney and Arturo Alvarez move to Dallas. Davis scored two goals and eight assists in his lone season in San Jose. Along with the rest of his Earthquakes teammates, he moved to Houston for the 2006 season. He achieved his first career hat trick in a 4-0 win over Chivas USA on June 21, 2007. It was a "natural" hattrick because the goals were scored consecutively in one half.

International

Davis has played for several youth United States national teams. He played for the US at the 2001 World Youth Championship in the Argentina and since has moved up to the Under-23 team. Davis received his first cap for the senior team July 7, 2005 in a Gold Cup match against Cuba. He also converted the clinching penalty kick in the United States' shootout victory over Panama in the Gold Cup final.

Honors

United States

Houston Dynamo

See also

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