Sporting KC midfielder Brad Davis to retire after 15 years in MLS

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Brad Davis will retire as a six-time MLS All-Star and one of the league's best-ever set-up men.

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Brad Davis will retire at the conclusion of the 2016 MLS season, the club announced Sunday.

Davis' MLS career stretched 15 years and includes MLS Cup championship with the Houston Dynamo in 2006 and 2007. He is a six-time MLS All-Star. Davis registered 60 goals and 123 assists in 392 matches. He is one of five players with over 400 MLS appearances.

"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."

Davis joined Sporting KC this year after 10 seasons in Houston. Davis was taken third overall in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft by the MetroStars after two years at Saint Louis University. After one year, Davis moved to the Dallas Burn from 2003-2004. He then joined the San Jose Earthquakes in 2005 during his only season in San Jose before the club relocated to Houston in 2006.

Davis appeared for the U.S. national team 17 times, registering four assists. He helped the U.S. win the 2005 Gold Cup, converting the winning PK, and he made one World Cup appearance in 2014 against Germany.


  • MLS Cup champion - 2006, 2007
  • MLS Cup finalist - 2011, 2012
  • MLS Supporters' Shield - 2005
  • MLS Best XI - 2011
  • MLS All-Star - 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup champion
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup player


  • Games played - 392 (4th)

  • Games started - 339 (t-8th)

  • Minutes played - 29,577 (10th)

  • Assists - 123 (3rd)

  • Corners - 1,269 (1st)

  • Game-winning assists - 40 (3rd)