HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Houston Dynamo president Chris Canetti confirms that Brad Davis has been traded to Sporting KC for a 2nd round Major League Soccer SuperDraft pick in 2017, a 3rd round selection in 2018 and future considerations. The team will continue to fly the Brad Davis banner at BBVA Compass Stadium, according to Canetti.
The team has approached Davis about signing a 1-day contract in the future so that he can retire with the Dynamo.
"Brad recently approached us about the opportunity to return home to finish his career, and given his monumental contributions to the Dynamo over the years both on the field and in the community, we agreed to try and fulfill his wishes this off-season," said Dynamo president Chris Canetti in a statement from the team. "With this trade in place, we are able to honor that request and do what is in the best interests of him and his family. It was a difficult move, but we believed it was the right thing to do. Brad's legacy is firmly cemented in Dynamo history, no matter where he is or how much time passes. We wish him, his wife Heather, and his three kids all the best in the future."
"At this point in my career it is time for a change, a new challenge," said Davis in a statement. "The opportunity came about to be closer to home and it has always been a dream to play professionally in front of my family. This decision was not an easy one, but one I needed to make. At the end of the day, it was mutually agreed upon by the staff and me and I cannot thank them enough for their support. I would like to say thank you to all the fans that welcomed my family to Houston and for all the support over the years. A huge part of me will always be Forever Orange."
"We'd like to thank Brad for all of his contributions to the Houston Dynamo over the years, both on and off the field," said Dynamo vice president/general manager Matt Jordan in a statement. "We wish him and his family well with his new club closer to home."