Wednesday, October 14, 2009

USA Qualifies for World Cup Amid Tragedy ...

The news came at the early hours of yesterday morning - U.S. National Team forward Charlie Davies was involved in a car crash that took the life of one woman and severely injured the American soccer star.
Coming off the 3:2 victory in Honduras which booked the Americans' ticket to World Cup 2010, the team was set to play the last of the qualifying games at RFK in Washington, D.C..

Colorado's Conor Casey scored twice to ensure that the USA reached its 6th consecutive FIFA final (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 2010).

Davies was a passenger in the car that was severed in half on the Washington Parkway. A female passenger was declared dead on the scene while Charlie had broken bones in the fibula, tibia, ribs and spleen. Recently signed by Sochaux FC in France, the New Hampshire native was just coming into his own starring in the FIFA Confederation Cup.

His career is in limbo as his life is tattered. We hope for the best and sympathies to the families effected by this tragedy.

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