DAVIES RETURNS TO COMPETITIVE ACTION
RECAPS
PREVIEWS
EXTRA TIME
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.
Matthew
Thursday July 8, 2010 7:05 pm
Big fan of Davies before the accident, but Findley did a great job against England. Buddle should have been given a couple of starts, but that's not Findley's fault. Unfair to make a Findley vs 70% Charlie Davies comparison.
ram
Thursday July 8, 2010 6:26 pm
man ricardo clark was rep. of my friends old school and to know how badly he did in the world cup really hurt us. if davies was in world cup i think he would have scored against ghana.
cudevil
Thursday July 8, 2010 5:35 pm
Zoo--I don't see either Findley or Buddle finishing a counter in the Azteca like Davies did. And I am confident that pre-accident Charlie buries that chance Findley scuffed against Ghana. He might not regain his pre-accident form, but he was MUCH better than either Buddle or Findley.
Shiny Crab
Thursday July 8, 2010 5:27 pm
I agree w/ Zach....I still have no idea why Findley was starting over Buddle...and I would much rather have seen Charlie go in for 15 minutes than Findley play the whole game
Pete
Thursday July 8, 2010 12:54 pm
Have to agree with Zach, for all he did with the National team he could've at least been given a spot on the bench. Hell he'd probably have played better at center mid than Rico...ugh
angel
Thursday July 8, 2010 11:19 am
WELCOME BACK!! Good luck the rest of the season.
C. B.
Thursday July 8, 2010 1:43 am
great to hear. welcome back. could have used you in the cup though.
Zach
Thursday July 8, 2010 12:13 am
Dang it! Only 6 weeks after it was "too late" to make the roster. Even at 70%, he still could have done better than Robbie Findley.
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