Originally from Michigan, Jake Davis moved to Kansas City to join the Sporting KC Academy in 2017 and lived with a host family through the club’s residency program. He made 54 appearances for the U-17 and U-19 squads over three seasons, tallying eight goals. After spending much of the 2020 preseason with the Sporting KC first team he signed his first professional contract with Sporting KC II before the restart of the season in July. He earned international recognition when he was selected to the United States U-17 national team roster for the 19th annual Nike International Friendlies at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida in 2019.
On Aug. 19, 2021, Davis became the 19th Homegrown Player in Sporting KC history after inking a deal with the first team. He debuted for the club on Sept. 15, entering as a substitute late in a 4-0 Sporting KC win at home over Minnesota United.
2022: MLS Regular Season: Made three appearances (15 minutes played). US Open Cup: Started one appearance (61 minutes played). Started in Sporting KC's extra time, comeback victory against FC Dallas in the Open Cup Round of 32 on May 10. MLS NEXT Pro: Started 12 of 13 appearances and scored twice (1026 minutes played). Led all first-team loanees in games started, games played, minutes played and goals scored. Scored the leveling goal in a 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps 2 on May 29. Score the first of five goals against Colorado Rapids 2 on Sept. 5.
2021: Signed a first team contract as the 19th Homegrown Player to sign with Sporting Kansas City out of the Academy on Aug. 19. MLS Regular Season: Debuted for the club as a late-match substitute on Sept. 15 in a 4-0 win against Minnesota United. MLS Cup Playoffs: Did not feature. USL Championship: Started 21 of 26 appearances, scoring two goals and racking up a team-high six assists.
2020: Spent much of preseason with the Sporting Kansas City first team before signing his first professional contract with Sporting II before the restart of the season in July. Played in all 15 games after the restart, starting 14 and tallying one assist. His assist came in the only game he came off the bench, where he recorded the game-winning assist in a 2-1 road win over Louisville City FC (July 29).
2019: Davis spent the first leg of preseason with Sporting Kansas City in Arizona. Joined Sporting KC II on an Academy contract and made five appearances throughout the season, tallying two assists. Davis made his professional debut against Bethlehem Steel FC at Children’s Mercy Park on April 6, starting and recording an assist in a 4-3 loss. Davis’ other assist came on the road against Atlanta United 2 on Aug. 16 in an eventful 29-minute appearance as a substitute, as he first scored an own goal to give Atlanta a 2-0 lead, before earning a penalty that was missed and eventually setting up Wilson Harris for a late consolation goal.
Davis is originally from Michigan but moved to Kansas City to join the Sporting KC Academy in 2017 and lived with a host family through the club’s residency program. He made 54 appearances for the Academy’s Under-17 and Under-19 squads over three seasons, tallying eight goals from central midfield.
Davis joined the Under-17 National Team for the first time ahead of the 19th annual Nike International Friendlies at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida in November 2019.