BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Charlie Davies took another important step in his long road to recovery from a horrific car accident that nearly ended both his career and life.
Davies, 24, started Sochaux's first preseason game against Swiss Super League club Neuchatel Xamax. The game was only scheduled to be 45 minutes and it finished 0-0 after which Xamax won on penalties.
For Davies, it was his first competitive game since October 10, 2009 when he played for the US national team in their 3-2 away win over Honduras in a World Cup Qualifier. It was a win that clinched World Cup qualification for the Americans.
Sochaux has six more preseason friendlies scheduled before they begin their Ligue 1 season on August 7 against newly promoted team AC Arles-Avignon.