Select as many teams as you like from the leagues below. "Considering the resources PSG have, the fact they looked at an MLS midfielder is impressive," said former MLS and U.S. national team player Charlie Davies via phone to ESPN FC. If you thought the hype surrounding Alphonso Davies would be dying down anytime soon, you would be mistaken. He turned heads in February with his pacey Champions League performance against Chelsea, earning kudos from the likes of former England striker Gary Lineker and former U.S. international Stuart Holden, both current TV pundits. "He’s now becoming a master of defensive organization and I think that was a big part of his growth. "Just being in that Bayern Munich environment, week-in, week-out, day-in, day-out, the pressures that are put on a player (there), it doesn’t really matter where he plays, it’s the ability to handle pressure that I feel is the most important part of Alphonso’s experience. "I think it was in the early stages it was more about just developing the teams, getting the infrastructure correct with each team," said Sporting KC goalkeeper Tim Melia. Did DC United even know how talented he was? Alphonso Davies' agent Nick Huoseh looks back at the biggest deal in Canadian soccer history, the $22 million sale of Davies by the Vancouver Whitecaps to Bayern Munich ... He’s since sold … Davies, who cannot play for another team until he turns 18 on November 2, will finish the season with the Whitecaps. "FC Bayern is one of the best clubs in the world, and for me it’s a dream come true to play here. Whitecaps co-owner Jeff Mallett released a lengthy statement regarding the deal, and what it means for the franchise going forward. Terms of Service. If you thought the hype surrounding Alphonso Davies would be dying down anytime soon, you would be mistaken. He is eligible to play for Bayern when the international transfer window reopens in January 2019. But if young talent is going to come here and use it as their platform, it only means everybody else in the league is going get more exposure, which I think is pretty good.". He is also a real asset in human terms.". "I want to win as many titles as possible with this club. The Bayern website carried a photo of the 19-year-old from Edmonton signing the contract extension with CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and executive board member Oliver Kahn spaced around a boardroom table complete with a Davies jersey and the number 2025. "So whether we deploy him as a left winger, a left back, a left wingback, the critical part is he’s already developed a deeper understanding of his craft. “Now that the dream has come true, the work continues as always. "This year he was really able to, I think, make a statement in that league with the consistency and also the continual growth you’ve seen.". MLS players sing their favourite chants (0:57), Becoming a 'selling league' is good for MLS, Werder stretch unbeaten run with draw against Hoffenheim, Brazil great Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID, PFL set for start after negative antigen tests, Late Murphy goal gives Newcastle share of points at Wolves, Villarreal draw at Cadiz and miss chance to go top, Spezia squander two-goal lead and hit woodwork three times, LIVE Transfer Talk: Liverpool eyeing Kabak as Van Dijk replacement, Napoli win as both Insigne brothers score, Saints surprise 10-man Everton with 2-0 win, joining Newcastle United for a reported $26 million, MLS commissioner Don Garber declared in his 2018 State of the League address. Privacy Policy I'm ready for this. "I've always believed that you needed to have players who resonated in their market, to be aspirations for young kids who are peeking through the fences when they seem them train," said Garber on the eve of MLS Cup. Davies, Pulisic, Jiménez & Co.: The Most Valuable Players In Concacaf. It would be the first bonus triggered in the contract. Soon after, Davies became the youngest player ever to suit up, and score a goal, for Canada’s men’s national team. ", Added Salihamidzic: "With his speed, his enthusiasm and his professional attitude, Alphonso is an ideal fit for our team. © 2020 MLS. I felt happy from Day 1. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the Bayern CEO, confirmed the signing. By checking this box, I agree to the terms of service and privacy policy of Rogers Media. As a child in Edmonton, Davies first played organized soccer with Free Footie, an after-school soccer league for inner-city elementary school students who cannot afford registration fees and equipment, or who lack transportation to games.

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