DC United Finalizes Davies Loan Deal

DC United Finalizes Davies Loan Deal

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On February 16, 2011
  • 2 Comments
  • Charlie Davies, Loan

Charlie Davies is now a member of D.C. United. (Photo via Hugo Ivan Muñoz/dcunited.com)

The long road to recovery has an official stop for striker Charlie Davies. Today, D.C. United announced the 12-month loan deal for the striker from French side FC Sochaux.

“We are really pleased to have concluded a deal that will bring Charlie to United,” D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper said in a release.

“Charlie spent 10 days with us in our first preseason camp and underwent a full battery of physical and medical testing. He simply looks terrific. Coming in, we weren’t sure where he would be, but he’s great physically, has impressed with his mental approach and we’re excited to see him on the field with us this season.”

Davies hasn’t played in a competitive first-team match since the October 2009 car accident on the George Washington Parkway, that killed one passenger and threatened his life.

He will wear the No. 9 jersey for the Black-and-Red. A pretty cool thing considering all the No. 9 tributes to him shortly after the accident.

I’ve mentioned to some folks that this is a great move for both sides. D.C. still needs that home run scorer and if Davies can return to his old self, this will be an amazing deal for both sides. It is good to see Davies in MLS too. I had a gut feeling last summer that his recovery would take place here and I can’t wait to see him play in person when he comes to Dallas later this year with United.

  • This is going to be special. Davis is a great player on the return, and his speed, skill and class will shine through. I give him 6 months before a European team snaps him up again. Good on ya Davis!

  • This is going to be special. Davis is a great player on the return, and his speed, skill and class will shine through. I give him 6 months before a European team snaps him up again. Good on ya Davis!