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Wednesday Kickoff: Davies files lawsuit, Capello drops Rooney hint and more


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D.C. United striker Charlie Davies has reportedly filed a $20 million lawsuit against the nightclub owner and party host that continued to serve alcohol to the woman that was behind the wheel on the night of the accident that tragically killed one passenger and severely injured Davies.

According to the Washington Post, Davies is filing his suit against Das Enterprises, the owner of the Shadow Room in Washington, D.C., and Red Bull North America, which hosted the party at the club a little more than two years ago.

The suit — which involves the company that owns the New York Red Bulls — claims that in addition to continuing to serve alcohol to Maria Alejandra Espinoza, the accident also caused permanent damage to Davies' body and altered his career path to the point that it prevented him from participating in the World Cup for the United States.

Here are a few more stories to get your day rolling:


There has been some speculation as to whether Wayne Rooney would be included on Fabio Capello's Euro 2012 squad after being banned for the first three games of the tournament. Speaking to reporters, Capello gave an indication of what he wants his squad to look like, and he seemed to hint that Rooney would be a part of it.

"The young players are really good and ready to play with the seniors, and the experience of the seniors is really important," Capello said. "During the games we need some leaders, people that know something. Jack Wilshere is incredible because he is so young. We also need the experience of John Terry, Rio Ferdianand and Scott Parker. You need this kind of player, plus Rooney, I hope."


Even though he's come under scrutiny for alleged fraud and money laundering, Julio Grondona will remain president of the Argentine Football Association after winning re-election for his ninth term.

Grondona, 80, is a member of the FIFA executive committee, a close confidant to FIFA president Sepp Blatter and won unanimously to extend his reign to 2015. 


In a rare October club friendly between UK powers, Rangers defeated Liverpool, 1-0, Tuesday at the Ibrox Stadium.

Lee McCulloch scored the only goal in the 20th minute to lift the Scottish champions, as both teams trotted out reserve-heavy lineups.

U.S. national team winger Alejandro Bedoya started and played 64 minutes for Rangers, while Maurice Edu and Carlos Bocanegra were not part of the squad.


What do you think of Davies' lawsuit? Think it's a no-brainer for Rooney to be included on the Euro roster? What do you think of Grondona remaining in power? Think Bedoya made the right choice by transferring to Rangers?

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