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Charlie Davies Transfer To D.C. United Approved, Pending Physical Examination

Charlie Davies, the young American star that saw his career slowed by a serious car accident in 2009, will indeed be headed to D.C. United on loan, provided he checks out physically. The team announced that they have completed the terms of a transfer with Davies' French club, but will not officially add him to the roster until he passes a week-long physical examination.

Davies will be headed to Fort Lauderdale, where the team is currently holding its training camp, and will participate in practices, workouts and scrimmages. During that time, he will also receive a full medical evaluation by team doctors. Assuming all that checks out, he will become a member of the team, as the details of the 12-month loan have been worked out. Davies also is guaranteed to head to D.C. United because they have top priority in the league's allocation rankings.

Davies was a rising star on the U.S. soccer circuit, but suffered serious injuries in a car accident on the George Washington Parkway in 2009, an accident that killed one other passenger. He could not recover in time for the 2010 World Cup, and has been playing for French team Sochaux since. He confirmed the news on his Twitter account as well.