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D.C. United news & notes: Charlie Davies, Dax McCarty upgraded to probable for Galaxy match

Charlie Davies, D.C. United’s leading scorer who missed Sunday’s MLS match at Portland, has been upgraded to probable for Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Galaxy in Carson, Calif.

Davies, who strained his right hamstring May 14, traveled with the club on the West Coast swing but wasn’t in uniform for the 3-2 victory over the Timbers. Because of the nearly three-week layoff, he is likely to serve in a substitute’s role against the league-leading Galaxy.

Midfielder Dax McCarty, the team captain who missed the Portland match with a groin injury, has also been upgraded to probable. Midfielder Kurt Morsink (ankle) is questionable after sitting out Sunday, but midfielder-forward Santino Quaranta (concussion) and defenders Marc Burch and Jed Zayner (hamstrings) remain out and are not expected to join the team in Los Angeles.

Back-up goalkeeper Steve Cronin is also likely to remain in Washington; his wife is expecting their first child. Defender Dejan Jakovic joined Canada’s national team for Wednesday’s friendly vs. Ecuador in Toronto, a final tuneup before the Gold Cup opener against the United States next Tuesday in Detroit.

United trained in Portland today and will fly to Los Angeles tonight.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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