Sean Davis will sign for Nashville SC after the departure of the New York Red Bulls

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Central midfielder Sean Davis has signed with Nashville SC via free agency, according to reports.

Davis recently left the New York Red Bulls after six years, 208 games and two Supporters’ Shield titles after failing to agree a new contract with the club. The Red Bulls officially announced that their club captain would resign on Thursday via their social media channels.

Thanks, Sean.

It has been our honor to see you grow within our organization. Good luck in the future, @seanakiradavis. pic.twitter.com/OXh9rSLLbw

– New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) December 30, 2021

According to MLSsoccer.com’s Tom Bogert, Davis already has a move to Nashville ahead of the 2022 MLS season.

If the report is true, Nashville will add one of the most valuable free agents to the MLS market this winter. Davis would enter Gary Smith’s midfield alongside Dax McCarty and Anibal Godoy in what would undoubtedly be the most experienced trio in the league.

Davis, 28, is best known for his relentless pace and defensive ability. The three-time USMNT midfielder made more tackles (146) than any other player in MLS 2021, while he was ranked first among Red Bulls players for press (683), interceptions (95) and recovery (480). Davis also managed more passes (1,214) and progressive passes (190) for the Red Bulls and will offer Nashville extra ball safety in midfield.

Nashville – who are switching to the Western Conference for the 2022 campaign after the arrival of Charlotte FC – have so far been a huge success in the MLS, reaching the playoffs in each of their first two campaigns.

Davis was 1st in the MLS for tackles in 2021 and 1st among #RBNY players for pressure, interceptions and recovery # AllaN gets a defensive monster.

– Chris Smith (@ CJSmith91) December 31, 2021

The Tennessee club has had the greatest success in recruiting MLS veterans and using their experience and expertise to watch matches and pick up results against the odds. This season, they reached the Eastern Conference semifinals before losing to the Philadelphia Union on penalties.

Nashville begins its 2022 campaign away at the Seattle Sounders on February 28th.

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