It’s official. Charlie Davies is a cheat.
Pretty well every fan who follows Major League Soccer knew that Davies’ acting skills had changed the outcome of two D.C. United games. In April, he went to ground all too easily when confronted by Los Angeles Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez. Last week, without contact, he threw himself to the grass and earned a last-ditch penalty to give D.C. United an undeserved draw at Real Salt Lake.
MLS came down on Davies today, issuing him a US$1,000 fine for his antics in Utah.
“The MLS Disciplinary Committee ruled that Charlie Davies intentionally deceived the officials and gained an unfair advantage which directly impacted the match,” MLS Executive Vice President Nelson Rodriguez said in a release issued by the league. “This type of behaviour tarnishes the image of the league, is detrimental to the game and will not be tolerated.”
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