Update: Sochaux tied Bordeaux 1-1. Chuck Deezy stays rooted to the bench, but that doesn’t really matter, does it?
Update: Sochaux hosts Bordeaux Sunday at 11am EST, 8am PST. FSC will have the game now that Chelsea v. Manchester United has been called off.
On the move, hooray for Davies. Regardless of your disposition to Charlie’s accident, a story of perserverance from the brink is a feel-good and motivator for all.
Without wrecking the moment, this is a good move for Sochaux as well. It rewards Davies for his work against the team that he deposited last year against Bordeaux just a little over a year ago. (Might help some ticket sales as well…kind of cold in France these days.)
Finally, it possibly showcases Davies for a possible loan–as Sochaux coach Francis Gillot intimated was a possibility a year ago.
The most anticipated game of Sunday starts shortly. Below Davies doubles-up against Les Girondins in November of 2009.
According to the Sochaux web site, Charlie Davies, who scored his two goals against Bordeaux in Ligue One last season, has been called up from the reserves for the first time since his terrible car accident to face the same Bordeaux tomorrow at home.
The US striker has battled for over a year to return to senior team fitness after a horrific accident in Washington D.C. left him fighting for his life in late October of 2009.
Congratulations Charlie from the entire community here at The Shin Guardian.
The Google translation of the Sochaux web site here.