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Charlie Davies Makes Gameday 18 for Sochaux First Team

Charlie Davies has been generating a lot of talk around the water cooler in the last 24 hours or so. Yesterday, he was featured on MLS' ExtraTime Radio podcast (synopsis by Steven Goff here, in case you can't listen) in which he described his ups and downs while with D.C. United. Although he said that his experience was "wonderful," Charlie expressed dissatisfaction with his playing time and his perceived lack of communication from the coaching staff and front office. Charlie went on to say that "Benny is hard-headed when he makes a decision, and that’s that. I definitely voiced my opinion in his office and let him know I wasn’t happy."

This morning, Gooch tweeted and YanksAbroad confirmed that CD9 will be in the 18 for FC Sochaux's first team tomorrow against Stade Rennes. If he actually gets minutes for Sochaux, this would undoubtedly be a huge step forward for Charlie in his road to returning to top form. I sincerely hope he does well; regardless of how last year ended, I still am a big fan and would love the Cinderella story to continue.

As a DC fan, though, I'm left wondering two main things. First, if he's fit enough to play at a club like Sochaux, why was he struggling so much for United? I understand that this is predicated on his getting playing time, and that this may be a "welcome back" call-up. But, as YanksAbroad writes, Sochaux is fighting hard against relegation out of the French top division and is looking to shake things up.

Second, how much, if at all and if he knew about the selection before we did, did this selection factor into Charlie's comments? I found what he said pretty disappointing, but then again I found his overall attitude as the season wore on to be lacking. Your thoughts?

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