DC United have signed Derby striker Conor Doyle on loan until the end of the Major League Soccer season.
The 21-year-old striker joins the struggling MLS side on the back of training with the Colarado Rapids since the end of May.
The Rapids expressed an interest in the Rams frontman but the club were restricted from entering the league lottery to purchase him after already winning the rights to Cameroonian forward Charles Eloundou.
So DC United - who have just 10 points from 19 games - were then able to tie-up a deal for Doyle who will add much-needed firepower to their attack.
D.C. United general manager Dave Kasper expressed his delight at acquiring Doyle's signature saying: “Conor is another quality young talent who has advanced international soccer experience for his age.
“This loan will allow us to take a close look at him with an eye on the future.
We look forward to Conor’s arrival in D.C. and to integrating him among our strong core group of up-and-coming players," added Kasper.
Since joining Derby in 2010 Doyle has made 23 appearances for the first-team while battling with constant injury problems and playing in the reserve side.
Doyle also has six U-20 caps to his name for the USA, along with one at U-23 level.
He also netted twice in the 2011 CONCACAF Under-20 championship.
Despite this Doyle is also eligible for Ireland's national team - being capped once by the Ireland U20 team.
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