New England Soccer Today

Davies Ready to Go

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

Photo credit: Chris Aduama/

After a nagging calf knock kept him from seeing the pitch during First Kick, Revolution striker Charlie Davies deemed himself ready to go for Sunday’s match at Yankee Stadium.

Davies, who made the gameday roster for last week’s match at CenturyLink Field, said that with another week to let the injury heal, he’s anxious to contribute if his number is called against New York City FC.

“It was actually a great thing that I didn’t have to rush it this past weekend in Seattle,” Davis told “I was able to take that time to really get it back to 100 percent.”

Last year’s postseason hero said he could have tried to give it a go last week had the Sounders not already taken a three-goal lead before the 70th minute.

“I don’t think I was really ever going to play,” Davies said, “unless the game needed for me to go into it, as far as it being close, or if it was tied, or we were down a goal, and coming in late to contribute.”

The Revolution sure could have used Davies last week. Despite showing some promise out of the gate, the guests were held to only one shot on go. And from Davies’ view, it was easy to see why.

“There were plenty of times where Chris Tierney was alone (on the wing), and we couldn’t find him, or we took too long to find him,” Davies said. “Seattle didn’t really have to change their defensive patterns as far as switching the field, and having to have them adjust to the way we play.”

Granted, not having the likes of Davies, Lee Nguyen and Jermaine Jones on the pitch didn’t help the Revolution’s quest last weekend. But with Teal Bunbury hurt, Heaps may be forced to slid Agudelo out wide to fill the void, and allowing a healthy Davies the chance to reclaim his spot up top.

“I got a whole week under my belt of full training, and I’ll be ready to go for New York,” Davies said. “I’m obviously excited: it’ll be my first game of the season, and it’ll be nice to get back to playing the way we know how to play. I’m looking forward to helping this team get that first victory of the season.”

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