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Sochaux's Davies joins DC United on loan

Comeback kid Charlie Davies has completed a loan move from French club Sochaux to MLS outfit DC United. The 24-year old forward, who has recovered from horrific injuries sustained in a car accident in October 2009, has been on trial with the Washington club during pre-season and will now don the red and black shirt for the 2011 season.

"We are really pleased to have concluded a deal that will bring Charlie to United," said General Manager Dave Kasper. "Charlie spent 10 days with us in our first pre-season 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 has not played a competitive match since the 2009/10 season and admits he is extremely excited about the chance to return to the field of play with DC.

"I'm extremely excited about the opportunity to play for DC United and to put on that shirt," said Davies. "I remember watching MLS as a kid and seeing DC United as the top team in the League. This is a dream to be able to play for such a prominent organization.

"The club's fans don't need any introduction," Davies continued. "Everyone knows how passionate they are and how much joy they bring to the game and I'm excited to play for them. This past week in Florida has shown me how great the atmosphere around the team is, and I know this is a place where I can be successful. This is a group of guys that is very close, and I'm excited to be a part of it.

"Ben (Olsen) is a coach that will push me and get the most out of me, and the ultimate goal is to help this team turn it around for this upcoming season and to put DC United on the map."

Andrew Slevison
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