Charlie Davies will be joining D.C. United this season. But is he the last remaining piece that will help the team return to the playoffs?
It's official, and the offseason rehabilitation of the D.C. United roster might just be complete.
United announced today that the team has finalized a 12-month loan with French club Sochaux to bring forward Charlie Davies to MLS. Davies joins United via the MLS allocation process used for assigning returning U.S. National Team players to clubs in their home country.
We've all been looking forward to today for two weeks now, when we first found out that this could be a possibility. Now its a reality. And United has the player they've been seeking. The player we've been talking about all along. The player who can score 10-goals.
Davies is a huge addition to a United lineup that scored a league-low 16 goals last season. But is he the missing link? Is he the last remaining piece necessary to make us a playoff team again?
D.C. hasn't been very active in the transfer market this year, adding only one international player in Rodrigo Brasesco. They've addressed every position on the field: goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders, and now have three new forwards.
This was a great box to check, and its one that will bring a lot of attention and a lot of expectations to the team. But are we done? Should we be?