"Whoever is saying these things is trying to take the confidence out of me and doesn't want me to succeed. For me, it's just more motivation."
-- U.S. striker Charlie Davies dismissing a report from Agence France-Presse citing the medical staff of his club Sochaux saying he has lost his fight to be fit for the World Cup. Davies hasn't played since suffering serious injuries in an October car accident. Sochaux officials called Davies to assure him it hadn't ruled him out.(New York Times)