Sporting Kansas City midfielder Brad Davis announced Sunday that he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the 2016 MLS season.
Davis will leave Major League Soccer after a brilliant 15-year career highlighted by 2006 and 2007 MLS Cup championships, 2011 MLS Best XI accolades, six MLS All-Star selections and a 2005 MLS Supporters’ Shield. His 123 assists and 392 games played rank third and fourth on the all-time MLS regular season charts, respectively.
“I can’t believe that the last 15 years have gone by so fast and that this journey has come to an end,” Davis said. “Along the way, I have met a lot of great people and have had the privilege to play alongside many great players. There are so many individuals that I look forward to thanking who have made me the person and the player I have become.”
Including playoffs, Davis has amassed 60 goals 132 assists in 419 MLS appearances. He became the fifth player in league history to reach 400 MLS appearances when Sporting Kanas City faced FC Dallas on April 17. He retires as the all-time MLS leader in corner kicks (1,269) and is one shy of the all-time lead in game-winning assists (40).
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Davis has reached double digits in assists seven times throughout his career, joining Landon Donovan as the only MLS players to accomplish the feat. His career blossomed in his first two seasons at Houston, where he played in every playoff match of both MLS Cup runs in 2006 and 2007.
Note – this is just the highlights. Brad’s accomplishments are long so check out the Sporting KC Report