- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 1, 2011
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- Charlie Davies
I won’t even go into the “Major” announcement that is the 2011 All-Star Game at Red Bull Arena. Not even worth going into detail over. Instead I feel this is more of a major news break for MLS and even for D.C. United.
Steve Goff is reporting that the club has been in serious discussions with French side Sochaux about the Washington-based club acquiring the US National team striker Charlie Davies.
Yeah, now that is major news if it comes true.
According to Goff, if a deal is reached Davies would join the MLS team on a season-long loan from Sochaux and report to training camp in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as early as this week. One of Goff’s sources believes a decision is likely in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Although the international transfer window closed Monday in most of Europe, it does not prevent clubs from loaning or transferring talent to leagues that have open windows. MLS’s acquisition period does not end until April 15.
For those wondering about D.C.’s number in the allocation order, they are indeed number one after Portland used their slot on Kenny Cooper a couple weeks ago. Davies would be considered a player for the allocation system too as he is a US National team player.
Pretty cool if it does happen but Davies still has a long way to go to repair what damage he did to himself in that horrific car wreck back in the fall of 2009. But the fact that his current club wants to loan him out to get him playing time is what he needs. Obviously he isn’t in the first team plans right now so a loan makes perfect sense. D.C. is a club that does need offense and if Davies can regain his old form this could be a great move for the club.