By FRANCO PANIZO
Charlie Davies has received his punishment.
Davies has been fined $1,040 and his license has been suspended for his involvement in a speeding incident with Sochaux teammate Jacques Faty. Davies was with Faty on Oct. 3 when the two were pulled over for speeding at 125mph. The U.S. national team striker was in the driver's seat of the car when police stopped them and Faty was in the passenger seat.
Davies and Faty have both publicly admitted they switched seats in order to avoid serious punishment to Faty, who incorrectly believed his license was suspended, but a French police official said that neither player has officially contradicted the initial report. The official also said he was not aware of any further investigation being opened.
Here are more stories from Monday:
Wondolowski wins MLS POW
San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski has been named the MLS Player of the Week for his two-goal performance in the Earthquakes' 2-0 victory against DC United. Wondolowski helped the Earthquakes reach the MLS playoffs for the first time since 2008 with a goal in each half, including a volley that was nominated for Goal of the Week.
Wondolowski also won the award two weeks ago.
Kaka rumored away from Real Madrid
Kaka's future with Real Madrid appears to be in doubt as reports around Italy are linking the Brazilian international with a return to Serie A. Both AC Milan and Inter Milan are rumored to be interested in acquiring Kaka, and they join a list of teams that includes Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Cherundolo returns to Europe
Carlos Bocanegra isn't the only member of the U.S. national team returning to Europe prior to Tuesday's friendly against Colombia.
Steve Cherundolo, who played 90 minutes in the U.S. team's 2-2 draw against Poland on Saturday, headed back to his club, Hannover 96, on Monday.
Cherundolo and Bocanegra, who returned to St. Etienne on Sunday, have been replaced by FC Dallas players Heath Pearce and Brek Shea.
Sagna out longer than expected
Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna is set to miss more games than initially expected as he is still recovering from a knock picked up in an Oct. 3 match against Chelsea. The French international, who is currently undergoing rehabilitation, believes he needs three more weeks to recover, meaning he will miss at least two of Arsenal's upcoming games.
What do you think of Davies' fine? Agree that Wondolowski was MLS POW? Should Kaka return to Italy? Who do you hope to see at right back against Colombia, Lichaj or Spector? Think Sagna being out greatly affects Arsenal?
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