Saturday provides another fresh start for Charlie Davies, one which he hopes is just the beginning of the turning point that launches him back to his form of old.
A week after signing with Randers FC in Denmark, Davies, who has drawn the No. 8 jersey, has been named to the 21-man squad that will travel to Sonderjyske for the club's season-opening game in the Danish Superliga and could very well make his debut. Davies played just twice for Sochaux's first team after his loan to D.C. United expired in December and has been itching to secure the regular playing time necessary to get back into a rhythm.
Elsewhere in Denmark, defenders Clarence Goodson and Michael Parkhurst return to club action, with Goodson looking to captain Brondby to an improvement over their ninth-place finish from a season ago and Parkhurst's Nordsjaelland kicking off their league title defense against Horsens.
Josh Gatt and Molde, meanwhile, look to keep pace in the race in Norway. The defending Norwegian champions trail Stromsgodset by four points in the league table ahead of their clash with Valerenga. Lower down in the table, Ricardo Clark, Sean Cunningham and Stabaek look to put the disappointment of UEFA Europa League elimination behind them and turn their attention to getting out of the league cellar.
Here is who the Americans Abroad play this weekend:
Charlie Davies and Randers FC play Conor O'Brien and Sonderjyske
Josh Gatt and Molde play Valerenga
Clarence Goodson and Brondby play Odense BK
Steve Clark and Honefoss play Viking
Ricardo Clark, Sean Cunningham and Stabaek play Sogndal
Michael Parkhurst and Nordsjaelland play Horsens
Brian Span and Djurgardens play Norrkoping
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