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August 17, 2013

Getting a kick out of life

Ex-Brooks star gets his dream soccer job with Revs

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Davies, who started at 114 pounds as a freshman, was immediately good and hooked.

“(Wrestling) Coach K (Alex Konovalchik) took me under his wing and it turned out being one of the best things I’ve ever done,” said Davies. “Wrestling helped my soccer so much, mentally and physically. The one-on-one battles, the aggressiveness, the strength ... I believe wrestling helped me go a long way in my soccer.”

As for his injuries, the physical aspects are all clear. He is 100 percent.

The issue, though, is mental side, which still has a ways to go.

“I’m still trying to get back to feeling and thinking when I was playing my best,” said Davies. “It’s coming back. But it takes time. I need to have a little success and it will come back quicker.”

His goal beginning tonight isn’t necessarily to score goals, though that would be nice. It is to help the Revs win.

“Coach (Jay) Heaps has been great,” said Davies. “I played against him. I knew him pretty well. He played for my coach at Boston College. It’s a great thing when you know a coach has confidence in you. That’s what I’ve needed, a coach who believed in me.

“I want to play and help the Revs win,” said Davies. “If get back to playing the way I know I can, and that means helping this team with scoring, this team shouldn’t have any issue with being a champion. I really believe it.”

You can email Bill Burt at bburt@eagletribune.com.

Davies had big game against Revs Charlie Davies has a small history with the New England Revolution, which includes him attending games in Foxboro during their first year in 1995 when he was eight years old. While playing for DC United in 2011, Davies scored one goal in a 2-1 loss to the Revs. In the second meeting, Davies scored two goals in a 3-1 win over the Revs, with one of those goals a memorable bicycle kick in front of the Revs netminder. "Believe me, I've brought it up to Jay (Heaps), Andy Dormant and Matt Reis," said Davies.

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