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DC United's Davies excited about homecoming

DC United striker Charlie Davies cannot wait for this weekend's clash with New England Revolution in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

The 23-year old, on loan from French club Sochaux, scored two goals in his first game back in about a year-and-a-half against Columbus Crew last week and is now ready to take on his former hometown club.

Davies grew up just down the road from the Revs' home ground and he is eagerly anticipating his return to the area.

"I'm really excited," Davies said. "Our goal is to win, and it'd be pretty good after two games [to have] six points.

"[I've played there] just one time, but it feels like I've played there a thousand times - just playing around there, going to a lot of Revolution games. I played the Revolution when I was with Boston College, [so] it'll definitely be something I'm accustomed to."

Davies' comeback from serious injuries sustained in the October, 2009 car accident has been heart-warming and for the time being he just wants to do what he can to help DC win matches and not hog the limelight.

"For me, personally, it's just to contribute, whether that be with a goal, an assist, holding the ball up, whatever the team may need," he added. "Taking steps forward with progress and my confidence, and then the three points which we're expecting to achieve.

"Every game's going to be a great experience for me, just because I've waited a year-and-a-half just to play in one," he said. "Every game from here on out is going to be special to me."

Andrew Slevison
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