With one day of training with the Black-and-Red under his belt, United States National Team forward Charlie Davies is ready to begin his D.C. United adventure in earnest. Tomorrow Davies will compete in United's first intrasquad match of the preseason, as Head Coach Ben Olsen and his staff begin to evaluate the young forward over the next week. According to Davies, he is ready for the challenge and is genuinely appreciative of the opportunity before him. In his first Q&A with D.C.
Speaking prior to Charlie Davies' arrival from Europe, D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen took time to reflect on the looming inclusion of the United States National Team forward in his preseason camp. Things have been clipping along at a brisk pace in Fort Lauderdale, and Olsen pulls no punches when discussing Davies' trial period and his current crop of players. As the Black-and-Red head into their fourth day of training in the Sunshine State, practice sessions are sure to intensify with Davies' presence in camp.
Stephen King comes into his first full season with D.C. United a man on a mission.
This year, he’s out to stake a claim on a starting position in what will be a crowded central midfield in the nation’s capital.
A series of offseason moves has bolstered United’s center of the park – most notably Dax McCarty, who could very well slot in alongside stalwart Clyde Simms. And don’t forget some other realistic options like Designated Player Branko Boskovic, rookie Perry Kitchen or returning reserve Kurt Morsink.
D.C. United anunció el martes que
el delantero internacional de los Estados Unidos Charlie Davies se unirá al
club capitalino por una semana para sobrepasar una evaluación que determinaría la
llegada del jugador a modo de préstamo por un año.
Davies, quien se encuentra bajo
contrato con el club francés de la Ligue 1 Sochaux, ha estado trabajando en su
estado físico luego de más de un año de rehabilitación tras un accidente de tránsito
en octubre del 2009.
The US-Egypt friendly has been officially called off.
The US Soccer Federation and Egyptian Football Association announced on Monday that the match, originally scheduled for Feb. 9 in Cairo, has been canceled due to the continuing political unrest in Egypt.
NEW YORK – The Big Apple will finally get another bite at the MLS All-Star Game.
For the first time in 14 years, the New York metropolitan area will host the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game after the league announced on Tuesday that the 2011 edition will be played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., on July 27 at 8:30 pm ET.
The All-Stars’ opponent and ticket details will be announced by MLS at a later date.
Fans eager to follow the news surrounding Tuesday's announcement of the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game can listen in on a teleconference discussing the event featuring Commissioner Don Garber and superstars Landon Donovan of the LA Galaxy and Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls on MLSsoccer.com at 3:30 pm ET.
Red Bull Arena will host the MLS All-Star Game on July 27, with details and the MLS opponent to be announced at a later date.
NEW YORK – MLS Commissioner Don Garber says the league is seeking
to secure the participation of a major international club for the 2011 AT&T
MLS All-Star Game with the name of the team to be announced in the next 30
“It will be of the caliber of clubs we’ve played
in the past,” Garber said on a media teleconference call on Tuesday. “It will be a major,
major international opponent. We’re in very productive negotiations with a number
of teams and we should be able to finalize it earlier than we have in the
NEW YORK – MLS Commissioner Don Garber said Tuesday that the league has learned from its past mistakes and will make a stronger effort this season to ensure all MLS players voted to the MLS All-Star Game can compete in the summer showcase.
MLS announced that the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game will be held on July 27 at Red Bull Arena, with an opponent to be announced sometime within the next 30 days.
The news that Sochaux striker Charlie Davies would join D.C. United's training camp in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, for a week-long evaluation period has been greeted with a great deal of hoopla. If the club's technical and medical team are satisfied with the still-rehabilitating US international's fitness and ability, they would sign him to a 12-month loan that has already been negotiated.
Here, MLSsoccer.com editors Simon Borg and Matthew Doyle discuss the possible move.