According to reports last week, Jonathan McDonald, a 5-foot-8 forward from Alajuelense in Costa Rica, was evaluating offers from D.C. United and FC Dallas, and over the weekend the Chicago Fire were added to the list of MLS teams who wanted to take the 28-year old from the Rojinegros. Now Teletica reports that McDonald has been offered a six month loan from the Black-and-Red, and they are waiting until July 4 (when the secondary transfer window in MLS opens) to make a decision.
Alajuelense still would like to sell McDonald rather than loan him, though they also appear to be saying that no such offer exists at the moment, and new coach Jose Giacone thinks highly of him. McDonald was put on the transfer list by Alajuelense last month but is still training with the team and even scored a goal over the weekend in a preseason match.
If McDonald were to come to D.C., he would be coming to a team that, at the moment, is tied with the Fire for the second fewest goals scored this season (the Seattle Sounders lead that category), and the top two goal scorers for DC are a substitute (Alvaro Saborio) and a midfielder who has missed the last three games due to injury (Patrick Nyarko).
Be it McDonald or another player, the window opens a week from Monday, and new blood - specifically on the offensive side of the ball - would seem to be of high desire on the shopping list.