Sean Davis will be wearing a red Red Bulls uniform for a while. (Photo courtesy of the Red Bulls)
HARRISON, N.J. – The Red Bulls signed Homegrown midfielder Sean Davis to a new Major League Soccer contract, the club announced Friday.
The 25-year-old Davis has been a part of the Red Bulls since his Homegrown deal began in 2015. The Holmdel, N.J. native has appeared in 89 matches and started 59 across all competitions. He has seen action in four major competitions — MLS regular season and playoffs, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League — recording six goals and 11 assists. He had his best statistical season last year, starting in 21 of 27 matches with two goals and four assists.
“We are all very pleased to make this announcement,” Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett said. “Sean has grown tremendously as a player and a person in his time here and earned this contract.”
Davis was part of the Red Bulls Under-23 team that captured the National Premier Soccer League championship in 2014. He capped off the season as a starter in the championship match and assisted the game-winning goal. Davis also spent two seasons with the Red Bulls U-18s, starting 50 matches, which included a team-high 31 starts in his second season.
“We’re excited to have Sean here long term,” Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch said. “Sean represents everything that is great about our club, an academy product that has become a major part of our team and represents us well. We know he is going to be a big part of our team moving forward.”
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Davis was a four-year standout at Duke University. He was named the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference midfielder of the year and placed on the 2014 All-ACC first team and All-ACC second team twice. He also was a three-time All-ACC Academic team and placed to the ACC-Academic Honor Roll three times.
“I’m happy to continue my career with an organization that has helped me grow into the person and player I am today,” Davis said. “This is a great opportunity to thank family, friends, teammates, coaches and fans for all their support over the years. I’d also like to thank all of the New York Red Bull employees for the hard work they do behind the scenes. I’m proud to be a part of this club.”
The Red Bulls visit the LA Galaxy at the StubHub Center Saturday at 10:30 p.m.