Charlie Davies on his youth soccer, his recovery, and his resurgence

Charlie Davies on his youth soccer, his recovery, and his resurgence

Charlie Davies on his youth soccer, his recovery, and his resurgence

“I remember it like it was yesterday.” 

Those were Charlie Davies’ words when recalling his first full practice with Sochaux in the spring of 2010. Just five months prior to that training session he was limited to his hospital room in Washington, D.C. 

Eastern France was a mix of heaven and hell that first day back.  

“Going into the stadium I was so excited,” Davies says. “I feel like, ‘OK, I’m coming back, the World Cup is in a month and a half...I have a good chance if I can start now and have a good practice.’ ” Before he takes another breath to continue his story, he also vividly recalls the reality of what he was up against.

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