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DC United's Davies continuing to make progress in MLS

DC United forward Charlie Davies is in top form this season with six goals in seven appearances.

That is a brilliant strike rate in any case but the fact that the 24-year old USA striker has returned from life-threatening injuries sustained in a car accident back in late 2009 to perform at this level is a terrific story.

Davies was again on the scoresheet as DC defeated Seattle Sounders 2-1 at RFK Stadium last night and said it was great to be contributing consistently for his team.

"I'm pushing myself every game and trying to take the next step, and tonight was a big step for me as far as being more physical and using my body," he said.

"Coach Olsen has really been harping on me to be more physical and hold the ball up, and today I took a big step towards being that force up top where I can not only make runs, but hold the ball up for the team."

Davies also said that the overall showing of the Washington club was arguably their best of the season so far.

"Today I would say was our best overall team performance so far this season," he added.

"It's coming off two not so good games, so it was really important that we come out and set the tone and set the tempo. I think we [set the tone], Seattle's a great team and they showed they are capable of playing, and we had to show we are a good team - tonight we played well."

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