Video: Charlie Davies’ Red Card

November 24, 2012

It’s been a tough couple of years for Charlie Davies.

After emerging on the international scene in 2008 as the potential future of American soccer, in 2009 the striker was involved in the now infamous car accident that seriously derailed his career.

Despite a heroic comeback attempt, Davies missed the 2010 World Cup roster. Since then, he has gone from club to club searching for his old form which, seemingly, may never return.

He was loaned from Sochaux to DC United in 2011 but, despite a bright start, struggled late in the season. He was also fined by the league for diving in one match and did get along well with DC manager Ben Olsen.

After DC did not exercise their option to buy Davies after the 2011 MLS season, Davies returned to Sochaux where he managed a grand total of 23 minutes in two substitute appearances.

He was released from his contract by Sochaux at the end of the 2012 season and signed this summer with Randers in the Danish league.

But, like with DC United and Sochaux, Davies has struggled to make an impact at the club. This season he has only played 278 minutes in 11 appearances. He has only started one game and has not scored a single goal.

What’s worse is that in yesterday’s game he was red-carded after only coming into the game in the 82nd minute.

The red card incident starts at the 1:42 mark.

John D. Halloran

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