Brad Davis ’00 has been selected as one of the 23 players on the roster that will play for the U.S. national team in the Brazil World Cup. He will begin play on Monday, June 16 when the U.S. takes on Ghana in their first game in Group G.
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As reported by the Houston Chronicle, at 32, Davis is the second-oldest field player on the U.S. roster and is getting his first chance at World Cup play.
"If there's one player in that group who I feel that really earned his spot on the World Cup roster - and I mean really earned it - it's Brad," Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear said. "And I'm really happy for him.
You think of the changes Brad has made on and off the field, and it's a huge accomplishment. We're all real happy for him. We can't wait to have this World Cup start so we can see him play."
For his part, Davis has not forgotten his roots. He credits his Chaminade coach, Mike Gauvain, and his club coach, Tommy Howe, for developing him into a high-level player. “They are a huge part of what am I today and I tell them that every time I see them,” Davis said.
Davis was a four-year starter for Chaminade’s Varsity Soccer Team from 1996-1999. He is Chaminade’s all-time leader in goals and assists. Brad was instrumental in helping Chaminade reach the final four for the first time in school history during his junior year. CCP returned to the final four his senior year, as well. He earned many accolades including being named the Missouri Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year in 1999.
Brad went on to Saint Louis University where he played for two seasons before leaving college for the professional ranks. While at SLU, Davis was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year and a second team NSCAA All-American as a sophomore. He currently plays in the MLS for the Houston Dynamo where he is a 6-time MLS All-Star and the Dynamo all-time leader in games, starts, and assists.
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