FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – If you've ever wondered how Charlie Davies has kept his head up after years of setbacks and struggles since the 2009 car accident that could've killed him, he'll tell you that he's never really had any other choice.
In a revealing press conference ahead of Sunday's MLS Cup final, the 28-year-old Revolution striker spoke candidly about how he developed hisunfailingly positiveattitude, which he traced back toa less-than-ideal childhood.
MLS has released its list of eligible players for this year's Re-Entry Draft, and it features
three New England Revolution players. Ryan Cochrane, Kheli Dube, and Pat Phelan will be available
for selection by other MLS clubs after their options for the 2012 season were declined. Stage one
of the draft will take place on Monday, December 5th.
Welcome to the New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union live game thread! Tonight will be
the Revs' first match in 17 days as they play the fixture that was originally postponed due to
hurricane conditions two weekends ago.
I won't bother with much in terms of preliminaries since the Revs - Union preview was just put
up earlier today, except to say that Monsef Zerka is making his full Revolution debut on the right
side of midfield.
Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed that their 25-year-old Brazilian striker Maicon Pereira de Oliveira died in a car accident early on Saturday.
"He was a talented footballer, [an] open and friendly guy. Maicon loved life and knew how to make it positive and bright. Tragic, untimely and absurd death took away a wonderful person from our ranks," the club said in a statement published on their official website.
1. Kicking an annoying as heck fan in the hand. To be kicked by the man who made the Hand of God
a part of footballing lore could be considered a tribute.
2. His heartfelt condolences to the father of Theyab Awana, the UAE hero who died in a car
Theyab Awana one of the UAE's brightest stars died on Sunday, tragically killed in a car
accident. He was just 21. Awana was returning from a training camp held at Al Ain ahead of the
team's qualifier with South Korea on October 11 when his car struck a road repair lorry. Awana
passed away in the hospital.
Solo: A Memoir of Hope is the story of a deeply charismatic outsider. She is a lone wolf,
but she was also a prom queen. That's the paradox of Solo's persona: she's the outcast in the
middle of every drama, the anti-social social phenomenon. Solo might be an independent spirt, but
this book is centered on her relationships with other people.
Dener Augusto de Sousa was a very talented Brazilian player that disappeared without getting a lot
of attention globally. In 1994, and just before the World Cup, his career, and even his whole life
came into halt. He died in a car accident while driving his fast car.
He was a center-forward, and before turning 20, he played his only international games vs.
Charlie Davies' comeback in 2011 was one of the stories of the year in American soccer, as he
returned to the playing field less than two years removed from a horrifying car accident that
nearly took his life and did take the life of another passenger.
It has been a while since we have had to put our lawyer hat on to look at an issue facing
American soccer.Â However, the news just broke that DC United forward Charlie Davies has filed a
$20 million lawsuit against various parties stemming from his car accident in 2009.Â The
defendants in the suit include the bar that hosted the event where he spent his night and Red Bull
North America, an event sponsor.
Celebrating his 25th birthday tomorrow, D.C. United forward Charlie Davies has much to be
thankful for. Less than two years removed from a life-threatening car accident that almost derailed
his professional career, the U.S. National Team striker is back to doing what he does best in Major
It's only been two weeks since the Dynamo last played an MLS match, but it feels like a month.
Considering the season just started and the fact we're still a month (a little less technically)
from the home opener probably contributes to the gap feeling a lot worse.
It's been a tumultuous couple weeks though for the Dynamo despite not being on the field.
In a battle of the reserves of the MLS Eastern Division's top two teams, the winner came up all
Orange today. The Dynamo Reserves beat the Plastic Sporks in KC 3-0 at the Sporting Club Training
Center in Swope Park, and the hero of the day was none other than that guy to the left right there,
It's been far too long since Andrei Arshavin continued the greatest Q&A ever with the crazies
who read his official website and since he returned to Zenit St. Petersburg on loan from Arsenal
until the end of the season, we've been light on Arshavin news in general. So to hear that Andrei
was in a car accident in St.
We hate to be the bearer of sad news, but this 1-year-old girl suffered the worst bruises (and
possibly a bone crack above her nose) in the car accident involving Germany's
Lukas Podolski in Cologne two days ago. There is some controversy involved as the child's mother,
Ulrike, has accused Lukas of being ignorant (which is pretty unfair to the
striker, to be honest!
In the build up to Denmark's vitally important qualifiers against Cyprus and Portugal, N.B-52
has joined a new club on loan in the Barclays Premiership Sunderland Afc, he's done well there thus
far, getting his first goal on the weekend, and having 2 assists already in his name, one of them a
fine assist cutting in from the left side before whipping in a telling cross for his Sunderland
team-mate Elmohamody to head in, building up a telling partnership with Phillipe Sessegnon.
A bit of good news on the injury front. Djourou seems to be making good progress and could be
available for our game against Liverpool at the Emirates on the 17th. Wenger also confirmed after
the Blackburn match that Theo and Nasri will be fine despite getting a couple of knocks. Cesc
Fabregas was involved in a minor car accident yesterday, but reports say he is fine and showed up
to training as usual.
It just wasn't the Houston Dynamo's night and it wasn't that the team played poorly, far from
it. Seattle were just a little bit better and took advantage of some luck and a mistake by Geoff
Cameron to down the Dynamo 2-0 in front of 38,304 at CenturyLink Field.
Houston started promising with a lot of possession and putting some early pressure on Sounders
goalkeeper Michael Gspurning.
Back in 1988, when football was a man's game, Real Madrid's Juanito was (perhaps unsurprisingly)
banned for five whole years for this brazen double-whammy, back-stamping, cheek-mashing assault on
Bayern Munich's Lothar Matthaus as the German midfielder layÂ pole-axedÂ between the legs of the
Pablo Mastroeni is considering hanging up his boots.Â
With one of the finest resumes of an American player, the Colorado Rapids captain is considering
retirement after the 2011 season. Mastroeni has been a member of two World Cup squads (2002, 2006)
for the U.
Another day, another dead sports celebrity. Macho Man Randy Savage is the latest death. The
wrestling superstar died after getting in a car accident. The accident occurred in Florida and his
wife was in the car but she only suffered minor injuries. Macho Man Randy Savage was only 58 years
As the story goes, Macho Man Randy Savage had a heart attack while he was driving his Jeep
The Seattle Sounders will hand out No. 11 placards prior to Saturday's game against Toronto FC
and are asking fans to hold them up at the 11:00 mark as a tribute to Steve Zakuani, who had his
leg broken by a Brian Mullan tackle during Friday's game. The idea for the tribute seems to have
risen organically as Sounders fans started pushing the plan on Twitter, which eventually got the
ear of part owner Drew Carey.
We had seen the report on one of the local Newcastle blogs yesterday, that Stephen Ireland could
miss the game tomorrow night because his girlfriend had been in a serious car accident. Stephen
with attractive girlfriend Jessica It turns out that Stephen Ireland has been at the bedside of his
partner Jessica Lawlor, after she [.
The gift of the gab goes a long way Stephen Ireland's first appearance in the famous black and
white stripes may be in doubt after his girlfriend, Jessica Lawlor, suffered a broken ankle and
internal bleeding after a car accident last weekend. She had been travelling home from a night out
with a friend when [.
Many kids bounce back from adversity in their athletic careers. Elsik senior Ali Kromah suffered an especially punishing blow before his even got started. As a 5-year old, Kromah was involved in a car accident that left him blind in his right eye. Despite that, he stuck with his first love of soccer and blossomed into a crafty and powerful central midfielder capable of taking over a game.
A football manager who spent a week in an induced coma after a devastating car accident opened his eyes when his wife told him that his team won their first match of the season.
According to the Bath Chronicle, Larkhall Athletic manager Wayne Thorne suffered a ruptured artery, 16 crushed ribs and shattered his hip and pelvis in the accident which happened while he was driving home from his day job as a kitchen fitter.
The South African Football Association has announced the sad news that national team assistant coach Thomas Madigage has been killed in a car accident. The accident happened near Burgersfort in Limpopo, and reports in the country suggest that his car may have hit a donkey that wandered onto the road.
Despite being involved in a car accident a few months ago, Robinho and the entire AC Milan squad was still presented with one of the latest car models today from the club's sponsors today. The 'treats' were delivered during a special event in Monza earlier this week. Naturally, Pato and Robinho took it out for a spin.
Since Bayern Munich are not only playing in the Champions League final, but hosting it as well,
the locals are understandably excited. So excited, in fact, that a few of them decided to make
themselves up to look like Bayern winger Franck Ribery, facial scars and all.
When Ribery was just two years old, he was in a car accident with his family, which left him
with injuries to his face that required hundreds of stitches.
Balotelli was reportedly unhurt but a female passenger in Balotelli's car was taken to hospital 'as
a precaution'. It's not known if the passenger was Ballotelli's girlfriend Raffaella Fico or his
Before getting into a car accident near Deansgate Locks in Manchester late Thursday, Mario
Balotelli was seen leaving practice with a Harvey Nicks' bag in tow.
Benfica's Bruno Cesar and Jardel were involved in a car accident in Portugal around 9pm on the
20th, both players were unharmed and were passengers in a car driven by a friend. Jorge Jesus was
glad that both players were not hurt and revealed that he has also been in a few accidents this
season the latest being on Christmas Eve.
A horrible story is developing in New York City. Pedro Sosa, the National Golden Gloves champion
for 2011, is in critical condition after falling from a bridge following a car accident. The same
accident resulted in the death of his sister.
Sosa and his sister got out of their car to check on a pileup that occurred on the Cross Bronx