The Richmond Kickers announced today that midfielder Philippe Davies has been transferred to the Ottawa Fury of the NASL. The transfer is a free one, and Leigh Cowlishaw said that the move was made to free some salary to sign more attacking talent. With the loss of Joseph Ngwenya and Brian Ownby, who were two of the keys to the offense last season. I’m also sure that Cowlishaw has had conversations with D.C. United, and knows basically what players are coming his way on loan; perhaps he then thinks that he won’t be getting the attackers he needs, but will have enough midfielders.
Davies has been the third choice defensive midfielder since he was acquired in the middle of the 2012 season, after he was released by the Vancouver Whitecaps. With Luke Vercollone and Mike Callahan in front of him, it makes sense for Davies to move on so that he can try and get more playing team. Davies has appeared for the Canadian national team during his time with the Kickers, but if he wants to get back to that team he needs more regular playing time.