The Rise of Alphonso Davies

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Davies Rise

Alphonso Davies has come a long way in a short time. Born at a refugee camp to parents fleeing civil war in Liberia, he walked onto the pitch in Vancouver 15 years later as the second youngest MLS player ever. This 16-year-old phenom lives with a host family and still rides the subway to school, while starring for the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Canadian National Team.

Of course now Alphonso Davies is playing for Bayern Munich and quickly becoming one of the best outside backs in the world. Davies went playing forward in the MLS to playing defense but his speed in particular has enabled him to make a huge impact for his new German club. What stands out about Davies though is he unselfish and understands the game, knows how to play simple soccer and is quickly becoming beloved at Bayern Munich.

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