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Sean Akira Davis (born February 8, 1993) is an American soccer player who currently plays for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer.

Sean Davis
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Personal information
Full name Sean Akira Davis
Date of birth (1993-02-08) February 8, 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
New York Red Bulls
Number 27
Youth career
2008–2009 Match Fit Academy
2009–2011 New York Red Bulls
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Duke Blue Devils 65 (8)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Carolina Dynamo 9 (2)
2014 New York Red Bulls U-23 11 (3)
2015– New York Red Bulls 112 (4)
2015–2016New York Red Bulls II (loan) 10 (1)
National team
2008–2009 United States U17 8 (0)
2010 United States U18 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 7, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 4, 2015

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Early careerEdit

YouthEdit

Born in Long Branch, New Jersey, Davis grew up in Holmdel Township and attended Holmdel High School before transferring after his freshman year.[1]

Davis was a member of several youth clubs growing up, including the Holmdel Bulldogs, the NJSA 04 Academy, the Match Fit Academy and the New York Red Bulls academy.

CollegeEdit

Davis was a two-time captain at Duke University, where he made a total of 65 appearances for the Blue Devils. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference in assists his senior year. Davis was a three-time All-ACC selection, a three-time member of the All-ACC Academic Team, the 2014 ACC Midfielder of the Year, a CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team selection, and a Lowe's Senior Class First Team honoree.[2][3]

He also played in the Premier Development League for Carolina Dynamo in 2013.[4] During the 2014 summer season, Davis played for the New York Red Bulls U-23 in the National Premier Soccer League. He helped the team capture the 2014 NPSL title appearing as a starter in the league final, where he registered the game winning assist.[5]

ProfessionalEdit

New York Red BullsEdit

On December 11, 2014, Davis signed a homegrown contract with the New York Red Bulls, making him the ninth homegrown signing in club history.[6]

2015Edit

On April 4, 2015, he made his professional debut for USL affiliate club New York Red Bulls II, helping the team secure its first ever victory with a 4–1 win over Toronto FC II.[7] Davis assisted the first ever goal scored for the New York Red Bulls II, with a feed to Anatole Abang.[8]

On April 17, 2015, Davis made his MLS debut in a 2–0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes, coming on as a substitute in the 86th minute for Sacha Kljestan.[9] Shortly after his debut, Davis received his first start on May 2, 2015 in a 2–1 loss to the New England Revolution. Davis scored his first professional goal against the Atlanta Silverbacks in the U.S. Open Cup. He received Man of the Match honors for his efforts.[10] On July 23, 2015, Davis led New York to a 4–2 victory over Premier League Champions Chelsea F.C. in a 2015 International Champions Cup match, scoring two goals in the victory.[11] On July 28, 2015, Davis started and played 45 minutes in the 2015 Chipotle Homegrown Game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The team was coached by Landon Donovan.[12] Davis' contributions off the bench during the 2015 season helped lead New York to their second Supporters' Shield in two years.[13]

2016Edit

On August 7, 2016, Davis scored his first MLS goal in a 2–2 draw against the LA Galaxy.[14] A week later, on August 13, Davis scored his second goal of the season and assisted on two others in a 3–1 victory over Montreal Impact.[15] Davis was later named to the MLS Team of the Week for his performance.[16] In the league's annual 24 Under 24 series, Davis was ranked as the 22nd best player under the age of 24 in the league; drawing praise from pundits about his intelligence and ability to read the game.[17]

Davis played every minute of the group stage as the New York Red Bulls qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League quarter finals for the first time in club history.

2017Edit

On July 19, 2017, Davis opened the scoring for New York in a 5–1 victory over San Jose Earthquakes.[18] On August 12, Davis recorded a goal and an assist in a 3–1 victory over Orlando City SC.[19] In 2017, Davis appeared in a career high 30 MLS matches, including 23 starts.

2018Edit

On March 1, 2018, Davis scored the second goal of the match for New York in a 2–0 victory over Olimpia in the CONCACAF Champions League.[20] With the victory New York advanced to the Champions League Quarterfinals for the first time in club history.

On March 6, 2018, Davis started and played 90 minutes for New York in a 2–0 victory over Club Tijuana in the CONCACAF Champions League Quarter Finals. The New York Red Bulls made history that night, becoming the first Major League Soccer side to defeat a Liga MX team away in the knockout round of CONCACAF Champions League.[21]

2019Edit

On February 27, 2019, Davis scored his first goal of the season in 3-0 victory over Atlético Pantoja in the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League.[22]

InternationalEdit

Davis was a member of the U.S. under-17 residency program from 2008 to 2009.[23]

Career statisticsEdit

As of July 7, 2019
Club Season League MLS Cup/Playoffs US Open Cup CONCACAF Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
New York Red Bulls 2015 14 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 16 1
2016 21 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 27 2
2017 27 2 3 0 5 0 2 0 37 2
2018 32 0 4 0 1 0 5 1 42 1
2019 18 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 23 1
Total 112 4 7 0 11 1 15 2 145 7
New York Red Bulls II (loan) 2015 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2016 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Total 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Career total 132 5 8 0 11 1 15 2 156 8

HonorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sean Davis, Duke Blue Devils men's soccer. Accessed July 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "Davis Signs Contract with New York Red Bulls". Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "2014 ALL-ACC MEN'S SOCCER TEAMS ANNOUNCED". ACC Men's Soccer. Archived from the original on November 19, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "2013 Carolina Dynamo stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "U23S win NPSL Championship". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "Red Bulls sign Homegrown Player Sean Davis to MLS contract for 2015 season". NewYorkRedBulls.com. New York Red Bulls Communications. December 11, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "MATCH RECAP: Red Bulls II 4, Toronto FC II 1". NewYorkRedBulls.com. New York Red Bulls Communications. April 4, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE Red Bulls II roll over Toronto FC II, 4–1". BigAppleSoccer.com. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "MATCH RECAP: New York Red Bulls 2, San Jose Earthquakes 0". newyorkredbulls.com. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  10. ^ "MATCH RECAP: New York Red Bulls 3, Atlanta Silverbacks 0". Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "New York Red Bulls 4, Chelsea 2: Sean Davis scores brace as Red Bulls shock Premier League champs". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  12. ^ "SEAN DAVIS: Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game recap". Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  13. ^ "New York Red Bulls win 2015 MLS Supporters' Shield". MLSSoccer.com.
  14. ^ "POST-GAME NOTES: New York Red Bulls 2, LA Galaxy 2". NewYorkRedBulls.com.
  15. ^ "New York Red Bulls 3, Montreal Impact 1". mlssoccer.com.
  16. ^ "2016 Team of the Week (Wk 23): BWP breaks record as Red Bulls get huge win". mlssoccer.com.
  17. ^ "Sean Davis 24 Under 24". mlssoccer.com.
  18. ^ "New York Red Bulls 5, San Jose Earthquakes 1 – 2017 MLS Match Recap". mlssoccer.com.
  19. ^ "Second-Half Surge Paces New York Past Orlando, 3–1". newyorkredbulls.com.
  20. ^ "Post-Match Notes: Red Bulls Defeat CD Olimpia, 2–0; Face Tijuana in CCL Quarterfinals". NewYorkRedBulls.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  21. ^ "Robles, Wright-Phillips help Red Bulls to historic win at Tijuana". ESPN.com. March 7, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  22. ^ "RBNY dispatch "explosive" Atletico Pantoja in CCL, turn focus to Santos". NewYorkRedBulls.com.
  23. ^ "US Under-17 Mens National Team". ussoccer.com.[permanent dead link]

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