Posted 2011/02/16 by matthewsf in Uncategorized. 8 Comments
Announcement this morning that Sochaux striker Charlie Davies has made the cut with DC United and will be loaned to the East Coast franchise for the 2011 season.
Posted by FutbolAmerica on 2011/02/16 at 8:56 AM
I, for one, am very excited for Charlie to get an opportunity to play. According to the report he’s in excellent health and ready to contribute. It’s going to be interesting to see how much of his speed he has retained.
Posted by Kevin O' on 2011/02/16 at 11:58 AM
Agreed. I think this is a great launching pad to reinvent his career. With Najar and Dax serving up the ball and under Ben’s influence, I think he’s in good hands to do well. Nice to see the goals and assists coming back as well during his “try out.” Go Chuck D!
Posted by John on 2011/02/16 at 9:01 AM
(Really quick note: I am very excited for Charlie to be back and hopefully he can find his form again)
So a player from the US who had an exciting debut but then some setbacks has decided to come back to the US to get some game time and get back in the flow of playing again…..
how ABOUT that Mr Adu?
Posted by americanfutbol on 2011/02/16 at 10:48 AM
Great news for Davies! Can’t wait to see him in action again. Great news for DC United also, since Davies playing will give people a reason to actually watch their games. Sorry, had to say it…
Posted by CH on 2011/02/16 at 11:12 AM
Sad to see a great player take a huge step back by coming to mls. Might as well play women’s soccer.
Posted by FutbolAmerica on 2011/02/16 at 12:56 PM
Yes, because no players have played in MLS then succeeded abroad.
Much like Clint Dempsey who played for the Revolution until he was 24 years old. Or Landon Donovan who played (and still plays in MLS) didn’t succeed overseas with Everton until he was 27. Stuart Holden played for the Houston Dynamo and moved to Bolton at age 24. Tim Howard moved from the MetroStars to England at age 23.
I’m sorry but your women’s soccer analogy doesn’t work here.
Posted by americanfutbol on 2011/02/16 at 1:34 PM
Thank you FutbolAmerica. CH – you can’t be serious, right? A player like CD struggling to regain his place in the national team lineup doesn’t gain much by staying on the bench for a European team. Regardless of your opinions on the merits of the MLS as a league (which I’d say are inaccurate), the chance for Davies to get serious playing time AND make a bit of a splash in the media by returning to the States is too good to pass up – and he didn’t.
Posted by Really? on 2011/02/16 at 11:59 AM
Yeah, totally, no one important in the USMNT program came out of/plays in MLS…get with the program, Charlie. ;D
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