Outside of some forgotten moments in the second half of the US' 3-1 loss to Costa Rica back on June 3rd, Charlie Davies's action with USMNT has mainly been limited to practice.
That all changed on Sunday after Davies started, scored and sparked the U.S. to victory over Egypt helping the Stars and Stripes earn a place in the Confederations Cup semifinals.
For the former Boston College standout, it was just a matter of getting an opportunity to play and making the most of it.
"I'd been training really well," Davies told YA following the Egypt match. "I'd really been itching to get a start with the national team, with the best core guys, so I could really show myself."
The Hammarby striker has been showering the Swedish Allsvenskan with goals the last two seasons and brought his scoring prowess to the national team by netting the first U.S. goal on Sunday in the 21st minute.
Paired alongside Josmer Altidore, the duo terrorized the Egyptian back line all afternoon long and helped create numerous offensive opportunities, something that had been sorely lacking in the US' previous two matches.
With monumental odds staring them down, Davies and his teammates are taking pride in the effort they put forth against the Pharaohs and giving fair warning to any naysayers who questioned the team's heart.
"Today was one of those exceptions where everybody is counting us out," added the New Hampshire native. "It's a great time to come out and prove yourself against a team that has to win and is also a very good team."
U.S. soccer fans hoping to see more of Davies will get their wish as the striker was recently named by head coach Bob Bradley to the U.S. roster for this summer's Gold Cup.