Charlie Davies hinted to several reporters before Saturday night’s meeting with Houston that if he scored on the night of his 25th birthday, he would provide a worthy celebration, possibly with the assistance of Andy Najar.
Well, Davies scored (with the assistance of Najar) and danced (with the assistance of Najar). Problem is, United allowed a late equalizer, which left everyone in a grumpy mode, severely limiting the amount of post-match celebration analysis. All we learned, to the best of my knowledge, is that the group celebration was known as the “Honduras Bicycle Dance.”
But that’s problematic, too. Because if you Google “Honduras Bicycle Dance,” you get nothing outside of match reports from Saturday’s United game. Ditto for “Honduran Bicycle Dance.” So, uh, does anyone know what this is? Is it real? Is it imagined? Was it a weird summer RFK dream?
After Davies scored — with Najar providing all the manual labor — the striker grabbed the ball and sprinted toward the corner flag, as so often happens. Najar, who seemed to know what was happening, followed. So did Blake Brettschneider, who did not.
Once he arrived at his destination, Davies dropped the ball. It did not explode.
Then Davies and Najar began to salute the ball with some spastic gyrations. Brettschneider, realizing he was in over his head, begins to retreat. Chris Pontius, being a hardy sort, hangs around.
Reverse angle! Najar appears to be trying to coax the ball back to life. At which point I guess the ball would start to ride a bicycle or something.
Hey, it’s Fred! He wants to dance, too! Pontius is still just kind of chilling. Brettschneider is on a water break maybe.
Reverse angle! Ball still ain’t dancing. Or bicycling. This is a real photo, by The Post’s Jonathan Newton.
Ok ok ok, enough is enough. The dancing is over, and now people are just hugging, in a sort of traditional post-goal celebration. I mean, if this is all they were doing, it’d hardly be worthy of a blog post, right?
But it’s not really over, is it? Because after his teammates take off, Davies grabs the ball and proceeds to stick birthday candles all over it. Well, pretend birthday candles.
And then he blows them out.
And I still have no idea why this was a Honduras Bicycle Dance. But it’s good stuff, anyhow.