According to Costa Rican outlet Teletica.com, D.C. United is not only evaluating but has made an offer to Jonathan McDonald, a 5-foot-8 inch forward. That name might sound familiar, as McDonald scored against the Black-and-Red in the first leg of last year's CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals for LD Alajuelense, where he had been playing for the last three years.
McDonald, 28, has scored 34 goals the last two seasons for los Rojinegros, but was put on the transfer list last month. The report claims that McDonald has met with team representatives and that an offer was extended. They also mention that FC Dallas has done the same thing (our friends over at Big D Soccer first mentioned McDonald a couple of days ago). There is a sticking point, however: Alajuelense management would like to sell McDonald, who still has six months left on his contract, rather than letting him go on loan.
D.C.'s association to McDonald is a bit curious. Having signed Alhaji Kamara to compete with Alvaro Saborio and Fabian Espindola up front, getting a midfielder as a summer signing would seem to make more sense for D.C. Of course, this could mean that Saborio is returning home to Costa Rica sometime this summer, or that Andrea Mancini
can stop hogging a roster spot is being released, who knows. Or, it could all be baseless speculation.
And if you don't remember him from CCL, here's a sizzle reel: