Attention, USA Soccer: Do It For Charlie, Man

Michael LeboffContributor IOctober 14, 2009

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JULY 11:  Charlie Davies #9 of USA prepares to compete against Haiti before 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup competition at Gillette Stadium on July 11, 2009 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. USA and Haiti played to a 2-2 draw. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

These are the type of moments you dread as a sports fan. When sports are put in perspective. 

Charlie Davies was a budding young star on the US National Team and French side Sochaux. Now, he is recovering from several injuries after a horrific car accident in Northern Virginia that claimed the life of a 22-year old woman. 

The Boston College alum is not expected to recover in time for the World Cup in South Africa. All things considered, the World Cup should be the last thing on his mind. 

The United States qualified for the World Cup following a win on Saturday night. Davies was there to celebrate as all their hard work started to pay off. 

Davies was there, celebrating with his teammates and his friends. This would have been his first World Cup.

Now, he is on bed rest for about a week as the US takes on Costa Rica in what can be considered a tune-up.

Jozy Altidore, Freddy Adu, and Maurice Edu have all thrown their support behind Davies on their Twitters. Now I am asking for the rest of the country to get behind the Manchester, N.H. native and let him know—this one is for Charlie.

Will it be tough for Davies to watch his team take the field in June? You bet your butt it will be.

Will it ease his mind if he sees the whole country get behind him on his way back to the pitch? You know it will be.

So Charlie, here's to a speedy recovery.