NEED TO KNOW:
· Davis will sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a member of the Houston Dynamo
· Davis holds club records for games played, starts, minutes played, assists & corner kicks
· Davis helped lead the Dynamo to two MLS Cup championships and two Eastern Conference titles; scored first goal in BBVA Compass Stadium history
· Dynamo to continue support of Brad’s Brigade on an ongoing basis
HOUSTON – Houston Dynamo legend Brad Davis will sign a one-day contract with the club on Thursday, Feb. 16, allowing him to officially retire as a member of the Dynamo.
Davis will sign his contract at a press event at BBVA Compass Stadium Thursday at 1 p.m. CST. He will be joined by Dynamo president Chris Canetti along with fellow Dynamo legend Brian Ching and several of his former teammates.
Known for the pinpoint accuracy with which he delivered crosses, corner kicks and free kicks, Davis patrolled the left wing for the Dynamo for a decade. He holds the club MLS records for games played (271), games started (252), minutes played (21,768), assists (104), game-winning assists (34), shots (437), shots on goal (184), corner kicks (995).
WHAT: Dynamo legend Brad Davis to sign one-day contract with the club
WHO: Brad Davis, fellow Dynamo legend Brian Ching, Dynamo president Chris Canetti, additional former Dynamo players
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 16 – 1 p.m. CST
Lunch available to media beginning at Noon
WHERE: BBVA Compass Stadium – Press Conference Room
PARKING: Free parking for media available in the lot located at the corner of Walker St. & Hutchins St.
Davis was a member of the San Jose Earthquakes squad that moved to Houston in 2006, and his play helped lead the Dynamo to MLS Cup championships in each of the team’s first two years in Houston. In 2011 and 2012, Davis led the team to a pair of MLS Eastern Conference titles.
Off the field, Davis has been a major supporter of the Banded Brigade, a non-profit organization that provides active duty and returning service men and women with opportunities to reconnect with nature and one another to help their transition to civilian life. “Brad’s Brigade” became an annual fundraising opportunity for Dynamo fans, with money raised going to benefit the Banded Brigade. As part of Davis’ retirement, the club has committed to continue its support of Brad’s Brigade on an ongoing basis. More details regarding the club’s support will be revealed on Thursday.
The Dynamo open the 2017 season, presented by 76, on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. CST against the defending MLS Cup Champion Seattle Sounders FC at BBVA Compass Stadium. The full season schedule was announced on Thursday, January 12.
Tickets for all regular season games start at $25 and are on sale now at HoustonDynamo.com, by phone at 713-276-GOAL and at the BBVA Compass Stadium box office. Season tickets for the entire 2017 home campaign are also available online at HoustonDynamo.com/2017 or by phone at 713-276-GOAL.