"Charlie Davies is expected to join D.C. United in Ft. Lauderdale on Wednesday for a week-long evaluation period, which will include training and game time with the first team and a full medical
evaluation by team doctors in D.C. Details of a 12-month loan have already been negotiated, but nothing will be official until D.C. United is satisfied Charlie is physically capable of playing at the
level required to be successful in MLS."
--- Statement from D.C. United regarding U.S. forward Charlie Davies, who has not played in the Sochaux first team since suffering serious injuries in an auto accident nearly 16 months ago. United must use its slot atop the allocation rankings to sign Davies, even on loan, since he is a U.S. national team player whose rights have never been held by an MLS team.