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SEAN DAVIS: Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game recap

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. (July 29, 2015) – New York Red Bulls midfielder Sean Davis earned a start in last night’s Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game, which pitted MLS’ best young Homegrown players against Mexican power Club America’s Under-20 team. Davis and the Homegrown team, led by head coach Landon Donovan, fell to Club America on penalties, 5-4, after a 1-1 draw at Colorado’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Before the match, MLSSoccer.com analyst Matthew Doyle named Davis as one of five players to watch in the matchup.

Davis made the starting XI as a central midfielder in a 4-4-2 formation alongside Houston Dynamo’s Memo Rodriguez. Davis was on the field for the Homegrown’s goal, a 34th minute marker from San Jose’s Tommy Thompson. He played the first 45 before being replaced at the beginning of the second half, like most of the starters.

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Davis signed with New York as a Homegrown Player in December of 2014 after a decorated four-year career at Duke University. Davis, a two-time captain of the Blue Devils, was also the team’s offensive MVP twice, and was the 2014 ACC Midfielder of the Year, among other accolades.

Davis will be on hand tonight as fellow Red Bulls midfielder and captain Dax McCarty joins the MLS All-Stars for a match against English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

The Red Bulls return to league play on Saturday with a match against the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with coverage on MSG starting at 6:30.

New York is next home on Sunday, August 9th for a third and final meeting with crosstown foe New York City FC. Tickets for all Red Bulls home games are available by visiting www.newyorkredbulls.com/tickets

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