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USA striker Charlie Davies in serious accident

Charlie Davies, a striker for the United States national soccer team, was injured in a one-car accident early Tuesday in suburban Washington, D.C., in which another person was killed, a U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman said.

Davies was in surgery Tuesday afternoon at Washington Hospital Center and in stable condition, U.S. Soccer said in a statement. The extent of his injuries were unknown, but U.S. Soccer spokesman Neil Buethe said they were not life-threatening.

Here's an early report.

(I'm including this news on this soccer post because some readers already have begun reacting in the comments section below. Meanwhile, here's a Sounders report I posted earlier:)

Sounders work on indoor-soccer pitch at Starfire today.

After staying out on the practice pitch for more than two hours yesterday, the Sounders were out for little more than an hour today before going inside for some weight training. It turned out to be well-timed, because the team headed inside just as it started raining at Starfire... but that was apparently a coincidence.

Leaving the practice a little early was starting defender James Riley, who was helped from the outdoor pitch with an ankle injury. Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said that Riley had wanted to continue, but was told to call it a day as a precaution.

The Sounders are off tomorrow, so no update on Riley's status is expected until Thursday.

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