Great Work: See a picture and video of The Salute in our follow-up piece.
Update (game day): We have now reached a universe of nearly 1 million fans with this message courtesy of Maurice Edu, Jozy Altidore, Grant Wahl, Steve Goff and others….5pm EST: The story has been picked up by Goal.com and by the AP. (It is being distributed by the AP.)
ESPN’s producers have acknowledged an email of this tribute and the American Outlaws fan support team is coordinating on the ground.
This Is Happening. Make RFK rock for Charlie.
TSG hopes for a speedy and full recovery for the striker whose 21st minute strike (versus Egypt) put the U.S. back on the road to redemption in South Africa just a few months ago.
So in support of our favorite team’s injured teammate, TSG, along with the American Outlaws, is backing the effort for all the fans attending Wednesday’s RFK game to stand and cheer for the full 9th minute of tomorrow’s USA v. Costa Rica match. You can print out this number 9 to hold up for Charlie Davies during the 9th minute (starting at 8:00).
If you are not at the game, stand-up wherever you are. And (via Twitter) from SamsArmy94: Everyone who is able to – up for tweeting @CharlieDavies9 at the same time (9th minute tonight) tweets of support? Yes, sir!
CD, we hope and know you’ll be up doing the stanky leg in no time…regardless of what docs may or may not say.
From Stu Holden via Twitter: @stuholden22: U can send ALL your well wishes 2 Charlie-email firstname.lastname@example.org , they r printing all and bringing them 2 him! THX
Now everyone, STAND UP FOR CHARLIE!