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Davies Update and Notes

U.S. national team forward Charlie Davies, who was seriously injured in an auto accident outside Washington in October, visited USA training camp at Home Depot Center on Thursday. He was in the Los Angeles area for check-ups and will return to Delaware soon to continue rehabilitation.

According to the U.S. Soccer Federation, "Charlie is looking great and walking on his own. ... Right now he is in great spirits."

*New England midfielder Jeff Larentowicz is leaving USA training camp because of a lingering knee problem. A roster replacement is unlikely.

*Tickets to the USA-Netherlands friendly on March 3 in Amsterdam will be available for purchase Tuesday on the USSF's Web site.

*D.C. United has parted ways with forward Ange N'Silu, who fell out of favor midway through the season and finished with just one goal in nine league appearances.

*The Hermann Trophy presentations will be made Friday night in St. Louis. The men's finalists are Andre Akpan (Harvard), Corben Bone (Wake Forest) and Teal Bunbury (Akron). The women's finalists are Lauren Cheney (UCLA), Tobin Heath (North Carolina) and Kelley O'Hara (Stanford).

*Reported exclusively on the Insider's Twitter page earlier, the Los Angeles Sol has traded all-star midfielder Camille Abily to Gold Pride. Abily, a French national team regular, had eight goals last season. The Bay Area club also acquired the 20th overall pick in next week's draft. The Sol, which is planning other roster moves, received starting midfielder Tina DiMartino, the 14th overall pick and the rights to an international discovery player.

By Steve Goff  |  January 7, 2010; 10:27 PM ET
Categories:  College Soccer , D.C. United , MLS , U.S. men's national team , USSF , Women  
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what is a timeline for Davies recovery? Is he ahead of schedule with walking etc.?

Posted by: BmoreFan | January 7, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the update Steve. Everyone has been wondering what's going on with our forward situation. Hope we got a couple sooner than later... Maybe Quaranta and Pontius end up further forward? Not so sure about Tino, but Party Boy for sure!

Good news on Davies too!

Man I wish I could go to Amsterdam in March. That would be a dream come true!

Posted by: DadRyan | January 7, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

God, Davies provides nothing but good news. I REALLY hope this is leading to something, as crazy as it sounds. Wouldn't it be great... excuse me, I need to go knock on some wood.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | January 8, 2010 12:29 AM | Report abuse

DC United will most likely use their superdraft pick to get a forward - and there are a variety of players that will fall to DC that are quality. Also, I see them picking up maybe 1-2 in the international market especially if Luciano is gone.

Posted by: ManOfLaMancha | January 8, 2010 3:42 AM | Report abuse

Always great to hear good news about Davies.

Posted by: sitruc | January 8, 2010 4:27 AM | Report abuse

Glad to hear about Charlie Davies's ongoing recovery. Having him return to fitness would not only provide the US an important option tactically, but what an inspiration he'd be!

Posted by: schmuckatelli | January 8, 2010 7:17 AM | Report abuse

Evertons squad traveling to London:

Everton (from): Howard, Nash, Hibbert, Baines, Heitinga, Bilyaletdinov, Donovan, Vaughan, Cahill, Neville, Pienaar, Osman, Neill, Fellaini, Rodwell, Coleman, Duffy, Agard, Baxter, Akpan, Mustafi.

Posted by: spikeman | January 8, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: spikeman | January 8, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Great, now someone needs to make some tweaks so we can actually watch the game. Any update on that would be sweet.
Don't know anything about bit-torrents...

Posted by: DadRyan | January 8, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

That makes no sense to me. Abily is one of the best players in the league. Did Sol have to clear her out to make room for another international? Someone of the caliber of Johanna Frisk?

Posted by: OWNTF | January 8, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Great news on Davies recovery. As always, great work, SG.

Posted by: Kosh2 | January 8, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

@ManofLaMancha -- I think it's very possible that DCU will snag a forward. Certainly, that is the most glaring need, if you just look at the roster. There aren't enough forwards in the DCU fold, right now. However, that is the position least likely to pay dividends in this draft, picking where DCU is. It's possible Untied might get Akpan or Wiedeman, and either would give the team some quality depth. That said, I think the 7th pick will come with better talent available in the midfield -- players that could make a big contribution in the year(s) ahead.

Ideally, DCU will try to find a striker or two abroad -- someone a lot better than a stiff like N'Silu. If they can't, then using that first pick to get the best striker left would be imperative.

Posted by: fischy | January 8, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

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