Member of the United States National or Olympic Team
Inducted into St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame 2020
Not many 16 year old young men have an opportunity to move to the Netherlands and join the PSV Eindhoven Academy Team, and then, turn it down. Brad Davis decided to stay home, play at St. Louis University and after two spectacular seasons that included Conference USA Freshman of the Year and 2nd Team All-American and 1st Team All-American his sophomore year, Brad was destined to turn Pro. Drafted third overall in the MLS SuperDraft by the MetroStars (now The Red Bulls), where he would be a finalist for the MLS Rookie of the Year. Traded to the Dallas Burn and not making the playoffs with Dallas his second year, he was a valuable asset for the team. The Burn decided to use Brad’s talents on the trading blocks. Traded to the San Jose Earthquakes that won the Supporters Shield in 2005 and a very successful season, over stadium site arguments, the Earthquakes moved their franchise to Houston and became the Dynamo. For the next 10 years, the Houston Dynamos would be his home. At Houston, the team had four Conference Titles and Two MLS Open Cups. Brad’s individual honors included six-time MLS All-Star, MVP Runner-Up and MLS Best XI in 2011. Brad remains third in the MLS history record book for assists. As a Dynamo, Brad holds numerous team records for MVP and Team Appearances. Brad parted with the Dynamo and moved to the Sporting Kansas City Club for one year before announcing his retirement from active playing. On the International side, Brad was awarded 3 Caps for the U-20 and U-23 Teams that included participating at the World Youth Championships. Joining the United States Men National Team, Brad saw a total of 17 games for the National Team. In 2005, against Panama, Brad converted the clinching penalty kick that awarded the US the CONCACAF Gold Cup Championship. A member of the 2014 Men World Cup Team twenty-three man roster, Brad’s appearances for the USMNT made many major contributions. Mainly in their send off match against Azerbajan, coming off the bench to assist in the US second goal. Brad was awarded the opportunity to be in the starting 11 against Germany in their group stage match. Brad has been inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame in 2019, recipient of the Keough Award at the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame on four occasions, and in 2011, Brad was Inducted in the Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame at Chaminade. This is Brad’s first year of eligibility to the United States Soccer Hall of Fame. Brad has recently been selected as President of the Scott Gallagher Soccer Club.
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