Charlie Davies

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  • Former Olympian and International Professional Soccer Player
  • Sports Analyst for the New England Revolution, Major League Soccer, and CBS
  • Philanthropist and Director, The 'Quin Impact Fund
  • Cancer Survivor & Spokesperson, American Cancer Society’s “Real Men Wear Pink” Campaign



Olympian, professional soccer player, and philanthropist Charlie Davies is passionate about uplifting others through inspiration and positive reinforcement. Davies has had an international career spanning twelve years, playing in Sweden, France, Denmark, and MLS, and represented the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team at the 2008 Olympics. He currently serves as a broadcast analyst for the New England Revolution, as well as an analyst for Major League Soccer and CBS. Davies also co-hosts In Soccer We Trust: A U.S. Soccer Podcast for CBS. Davies is the Director of The ‘Quin Impact Fund, The ‘Quin House’s philanthropic arm. Leveraging his passion for creating a spark for change, he directs the club’s fundraising initiatives, programming, and fosters relationships with nonprofits and corporations. Davies is a motivating speaker on the topics of the power of a positive mindset, overcoming adversity and finding resilience, and philanthropy and the impact of giving back.

Passionately immersed in community service, Davies is a U.S. Soccer Foundation Ambassador, a New England Revolution Club Ambassador, focusing on sponsorships, fundraising, and community relations. He is a survivor of liposarcoma, a rare type of cancer, and is a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society’s “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign. He serves as a member on the Philanthropic Board of Advisors at Boston Children’s Hospital, on the boards of Beacon Academy, Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, in addition to volunteering with a myriad of organizations including The Steve Nash Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club of Boston, Horizons for the Homeless, and many others. In sought after engagements, Davies shares his personal story overcoming obstacles to become an Olympian, and how he uses his platform to make a difference.

 

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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Charlie Davies
  • New England Club to Club Summit
  • Boston Scores
  • US Soccer
  • GlobalVC Sports
  • TEDx
  • Pine Street Inn
  • Philadelphia Sports Medicine Conference
  • US Soccer Symposium
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The Power of an Athlete’s Positive Mindset

Olympian, professional soccer player, and broadcaster Charlie Davies has overcome obstacles and tragedies to pursue his passion on the world’s stage. Through the power of a positive mindset, Davies has been able to remain focused on his goals, and he shares his strategies and insights in this impact ...

Olympian, professional soccer player, and broadcaster Charlie Davies has overcome obstacles and tragedies to pursue his passion on the world’s stage. Through the power of a positive mindset, Davies has been able to remain focused on his goals, and he shares his strategies and insights in this impactful talk.

Overcoming Adversity Through Resilience

Olympic soccer player and renowned philanthropist Charlie Davies shares his experiences with adversity in this inspiring talk. Growing up, his father suffered from addiction and his mother suffered from mental health issues, leading Davies to develop resilience as well as compassion for the struggle ...

Olympic soccer player and renowned philanthropist Charlie Davies shares his experiences with adversity in this inspiring talk. Growing up, his father suffered from addiction and his mother suffered from mental health issues, leading Davies to develop resilience as well as compassion for the struggles families face and the support that is needed. In his own life, facing his battle with cancer and injury, Davies relied on his resilience and positive mindset to remain focused on his goals, while using his platform to give back to others. He shares his journey and insights in this empowering talk for audiences of all kinds.

Philanthropy & Fundraising Events: Making a Difference by Giving Back

Olympian, sports broadcaster, and devoted philanthropist Charlie Davies shares the importance of giving back to one’s community in this motivating talk. Through his advocacy and philanthropic work, Davies leverages his platform to make a difference, and inspires audiences to get involved with the ca ...

Olympian, sports broadcaster, and devoted philanthropist Charlie Davies shares the importance of giving back to one’s community in this motivating talk. Through his advocacy and philanthropic work, Davies leverages his platform to make a difference, and inspires audiences to get involved with the causes they care about in this talk that is perfect for fundraising and philanthropic events.

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Biography

Charlie Davies is a retired professional soccer player with an international career spanning twelve years having played in Sweden, France, and Denmark as well as stateside in Major League Soccer. Charlie was a member of the US Men’s National Team and represented the USA at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Gold Cup, World Cup Qualifying, Copa America and the Confederations Cup.

During the peak of his career, while on duty with the National Team during World Cup qualifying, he was involved in a serious car accident that derailed his career. After a year and a half of rehab he returned to the field scoring 2 years in his professional comeback. Then 5 years later, Davies was diagnosed with Liposarcoma, a rare cancer. Following extensive surgery, Davies once again returned to the field to play the sport he loves. Following his playing career, Charlie currently is a TV Soccer Analyst for CBS Sports and MLSSoccer.com, and Broadcast Analyst for the New England Revolution.  

Charlie serves as Director of the ‘Quin Impact Fund, the ‘Quin House’s philanthropic arm, where he works with numerous non-profits around the Greater Boston area developing relationships, creating access and opportunities, and helping to fund their missions. Charlie serves as a member on the Philanthropic Board of Advisors at Boston Children’s Hospital, a member of the Institute of Contemporary Art’s Advisory Board, a Board Member at Beacon Academy, a US Soccer Foundation ambassador, and a Nike brand ambassador.  

Charlie attended Brooks School, where he was an All-American soccer player and wrestler and was ACC player of the year while at Boston College.

He lives in Hingham, MA with his wife and twin sons.