photo by Hugo Ivan Muñoz/D.C. United
Charlie Davies played his first full scrimmage with D.C. United on Monday and contributed a goal and assist in 74 minutes to help D.C. top the Canadian Under-20 national team, 5-1, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Newly-acquired D.C. United forward Joseph Ngwenya was the star of the match, netting a first-half hat-trick, but Davies contributions stole the headlines consideing he is with D.C. while the club decides whether to complete a loan move for the American striker.
In other MLS news:
DIKE SIDELINED BY TORN ACHILLES
Portland Timbers striker Bright Dike could miss a majority of the 2011 season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon in Friday's pre-season opener.
A 2010 first-round draft pick of the Columbus Crew, Dike enjoyed a strong season with the Portland Timbers of the USSF Division-2 last year and figured to battle for minutes with the MLS Timbers this season. The injury will likely force him to miss a large chunk of the upcoming season.
REAL SALT LAKE CUTS ROOKIES
Real Salt Lake is one of the deepest teams in MLS, so perhaps it shouldn't have come as a surprise that the team has already cut loose all of its Supplemental Draft picks.
According to RSL blog Keepin it Real, Real Salt Lake has cut its supplemental picks, including highly-regarded goalkeeper Jeff Attinella.
CHIVAS USA EYEING ELLIOTT, CUT CUESTA
Chivas USA head coach Robin Fraser has brought in veteran midfielder Simon Elliott and released Colombian defender Yamith Cuesta. Fraser and Elliott were teammates with the Columbus Crew and Los Angeles Galaxy.
Toronto FC wins pre-season opener vs. Red Star Belgrade.
Philadelphia Union draws U.S. Under-17s in pre-season action.
What do you think of these developments? Excited to see Davies contributing, even in a scrimmage? Disappointed to see Dike sidelined?
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