Bradley Joseph Davis (born November 8, 1981 in Saint Charles, Missouri) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer.
Youth and College
Davis attended high school at Chaminade College Preparatory School (Missouri), and joined Saint Louis University in 2000, where he played for two seasons before leaving college soccer for the professional ranks. While at SLU, Davis was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year his first year, and a second team NSCAA All-American as a sophomore.
Davis was selected third overall in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft by the MetroStars. He scored four goals in 24 appearances in his debut season, and was a finalist for the Rookie of the Year Award. He was then traded to Dallas Burn for the fourth overall pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft.
In his second year with the team, new coach Colin Clarke tried to move Davis to the center of the field to play attacking midfielder. After making little impact through several games, however, Davis returned to the left. There he had to compete with newcomer Eric Quill for playing time. Davis finished the season with only two goals and two assists despite playing more minutes than in 2003, as the Burn yet again missed the playoffs.
He moved to the San Jose Earthquakes for the 2005 season and made 18 MLS appearances for them, scoring two goals. Davis did not appear for them in the MLS play-offs due to a groin strain.
Following a 2011 season where he lead MLS in assists, Davis was named a finalist for the league MVP Award. However, despite helping the Dynamo advance to their third-ever MLS Cup, Davis missed the final after suffering a torn quadriceps in an Eastern Conference Final win over Sporting Kansas City.
Davis has played for several youth United States national teams. He played for the US at the 2001 World Youth Championship in the Argentina and the Under-23 team. Davis received his first cap for the senior team July 7, 2005 in a Gold Cup match against Cuba. He also converted the clinching penalty kick in the United States' shootout victory over Panama in the Gold Cup final.
San Jose Earthquakes