GENERIC USER - Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Sochaux have denied a report coming out of French sports daily, L'Equipe, suggesting Sochaux doctors have ruled out Charlie Davies for the World Cup this Summer.

The original article stated that Sochaux medical staff did not expect Davies to recover full fitness come June, a claim that has been rejected by club officials.

"[L'Equipe] have not spoken to our medical staff," a Sochaux spokesman confirmed to YA earlier today.

With the blogosphere a buzz, L'Equipe quickly amended the article with a quote from Sochaux medical assistant Cédric Blomme who declined to speculate, telling the newspaper "we will see how [the situation] evolves."

Davies finally returned to full training with Sochaux last Monday following eight months on the sidelines after sustaining serious injuries during a fatal car crash last October.

Last week, Sochaux president Alexandre Lacombe offered his own opinion on Davies' recovery, telling local newspaper L'Est Républicain that he did not expect the American striker to feature for Sochaux before the end of the Ligue 1 season.

Sochaux are currently in 16th place in the Ligue 1 standings, with three games remaining this season against Montpellier, Bordeaux, and Auxerre.
Tuesday June 1, 2010 5:06 pm
We can side oneway or the other, but it's apparent that the status of his condition is muddled at best. Conflicting reports do not paint a clear picture on how he is doing. I not sure we know who to believe, thus nobody really knows what to believe. With that said, nobodies opinion on 'he should have' or 'he shouldn't have' been left off is nothing more than speculation, at best.
Monday May 10, 2010 11:08 am
I love Charlie Davies. He was huge in the Confederations Cup and in Mexico City. I love his partnership with Altidore. And I admire his comeback immensely.

But if he's not ready this summer, he's not ready. I don't know whether he will be or not. In the meantime, I understand Charlie being in denial. That doesn't mean the rest of us need to be. It's hard to imagine a player who has not played in a game in a year participating in the World Cup.
Wednesday May 5, 2010 9:50 am
What L'equipe wasn't satisfied with sabotaging Americans in cycling? They now have to move to other sports? What a crap news source.
Trevor Smith
Tuesday May 4, 2010 7:01 pm
You know what they say about the French;

They never give up.
They are the epitome of perseverance.
They never surrender.

Oh, that is not what they say. Well good thing Chuck D is not French, he is AMERICAN.
jose argueta
Tuesday May 4, 2010 3:02 pm
For the u.s hopes lets its a lie I have so much faith in Davies. Its like a fairy tell story lets just hope Davies is in the world cup & scores goals, it would be the best world cup story ever. I would 1000000000x have Davies then Coner Casey or Buddle. I don't want to take nothing away from both of them they both are good players, & I quote "MLS" strikers for the world cup we won't be faceing mls defense we are going to be faceing world class defensei know that in the past we had mostly mls players in out pool but now that we have good european players I think we have a better chance. I only c probaly 2 mls players in world cup. Health P., Donovan & maybe Bornstin
thins is my opinion on who should qo 2 world cup

1.Howard 2.Hannmen excuse me I don't know how to spell it 3.Guzman

Gooch, Boca, Spector, Churrandolo, Goodson, Health P. Demert, Bornstin onlt because Bob likes him

Donovan, Dempsey, Bradley, Edu, Holden, Torres, Benny, Besley or Bedoya I would love to see J.Jones wait I meant clark I forgot bout him

Altidore, Davies, Ching or Gomez

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