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Charlie Davies strikes from the spot again
by Mike Woitalla, April 11th, 2011 12:53AM

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[MLS GOLEADORES] With his third goal from the penalty spot, D.C. United's Charlie Davies remained the league's scoring leader with four goals. For the latest Golden Boot race tally ...

* Charlie Davies went down after a shove from L.A. defender Omar Gonzalez's left arm and converted the 90th-minute penalty kick -- his third successful PK of the season -- to give D.C. United a 1-1 tie with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

* The 22-year-old Brazilian Camilo, whose stoppage time goals last week earned the Vancouver Whitecaps a 3-3 tie with Kansas City, scored the Caps lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Houston. His teammate, Eric Hassli, scored his third of the season from the penalty spot earlier in the week in a 1-1 tie with New England.

* Uruguyan Diego Chaves scored his third of the season in Chicago's 2-1 loss to Seattle.

* After Week 4, MLS's goals per average is 2.53. Last season ended with a 2.46 goals per game average.

MLS LEADING SCORERS:

Player
Team
Goals
Assists
Charlie Davies
D.C. United
4 0
Camilo
Vancouver
3 1
Teal Bunbury
Kansas City
3 0
Diego Chaves
Chicago
3 0
Eric Hassli
Vancouver 3 0


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  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: April 11, 2011 at 12:05 p.m.
    Re: Gonzalez' (... shove (sic)...) of Davies was nothing but way, way short of a "classic dive" by the forward as replay after replay after replay shows that while Gozalez did tough him, to say that he was shoved is akin to say that the sun never sets on the British empire. Even the announcers and other recap tv replays specifically shows Davies taking a "classic dive" earning him the PK. So where was the ref? He was trailing at least some 20 yeards and had what appeared to be an obstructed view, and it even took him some time to jog, then walk and point to the penalty spot, while his lead AR was trying to keep up with the last LAG defender and thus could not even see the supposed foul! Indeed, this was a blown call, assisted by the "diving artistry" demonstrated by Davies.


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