Davies arrived from Randers FC before the close of the transfer window.
New England Revolution coach Jay Heaps will wait until Friday to decide on what role Charlie Davies will play against Chicago Fire on Saturday.
Davies joined the Revolution last Friday after a 6 year spell in Europe with Hammarby, Souchaux, and Randers FC, with a short spell on loan to DC United in 2011. He has 17 caps for the USAMNT but has not played for the national side since 2009 after he was left off the for the USAMNT 2010 FIFA World Cup roster.
“The progression is to get him playing more this week and make a decision on Friday about how many minutes he can play on Saturday, if it’s 90, 60, 30,” New England Revolution coach Jay Heaps said. “I think we’re talking those lower numbers, but he’s been going through full fitness during preseason. His numbers look good. We just need to get him up to speed with what we’re doing.”
Whether he fits into Saturday’s plans or not, Davies is happy to be at the Revolution, back in his home country where he made a name for himself.
“To me, it (the move) sounded like a no-brainer,” Davies told MLSsoccer.com after his first training session with his new teammates on Tuesday morning. “I think it’s the perfect situation for me with all of the support I have here.”
“I genuinely think that Jay (Heaps) and the coaching staff, as well as (general manager) Mike Burns and my teammates, will allow me to get better, help the team win and push me in ways that I need to be pushed on the field. I think it’s gone really smoothly, the transition.”
“It’s amazing to be back here, especially in the middle of the season when the team is making a playoff push,” Davies said. “I’m happy to be a part of that and help the team make the playoffs. I’ve grown up in this area. I’ve watched the Revolution play since the first year they started playing here. It’s always been a dream of mine since I was a little kid to play professionally in my hometown. I’m really excited.”