Norris is elligible for free agency after this season

#1 by Cl11234566 , Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:05 am

Manchester United are reportedly set to scout Vancouver Whitecaps forward Alphonso Davies, but who is the 15-year-old Canadian sensation taking the MLS by storm? Davies rapid rise has seen him shatter records at every stage of his progression through the Whitecaps, and now, with just eight MLS appearances under his belt, United have apparently been perked.So, following reports United have instructed their USA scout Jorge Alvial to take a closer look, heres what you need to know about Davies: FACTFILEName: Alphonso DaviesAge: 15 (Born November 2, 2000)Position: Forward/midfielderClub: Vancouver WhitecapsBirthplace: Monrovia, LiberiaInternational caps: Canada U15s - 3, U18s - 1, U20s - 1BACKGROUNDLiberia-born Davies received his footballing education in Edmonton, Alberta, where he was raised following his familys migration to Canada. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. At a young age he featured for local sides Edmonton Internationals and Edmonton Strikers before his talents sparked the interest of Vancouvers youth academy and development system, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency.It was there where Davies flourished, scoring six goals in 12 outings for the clubs development side at U16 level before hitting three goals in four appearances for the U18s.He then received international recognition with three call-ups to Canadas U15 team and one for the U18s. He was also drafted into the U20 squad in March and started Canadas 2-1 victory over England in Doncaster. Marcus Rashford and Alphonso Davies battle for possession in Canada U20s 2-1 victory over England U20s in March His performances for club and country resulted in him being fast-tracked to the first-team, and he was handed his debut as a substitute in the Canadian Championship semi-final against Ottawa Fury.Davies went on to make history in the return leg, becoming the youngest starter in Whitecaps history at 15. Regular outings in the United Soccer League for Whitecaps FC 2 soon followed, as too did another historic moment as his goal against LA Galaxy II saw him become the youngest player to score in the division.On July 15, Davies rise could not be ignored anymore and he was handed a three-year deal with the Whitecaps as a Homegrown Player, making him the youngest current MLS player and third-youngest in the leagues history.He made his MLS debut the next day, coming off the bench to replace Nicolas Mezquida for the final 13 minutes of the Whitecaps 2-2 draw with Orlando City. Who could be the next Didier Drogba or Frank Lampard? Check out MLS top 24 players under 24. (Video courtesy of After six substitute appearances under manager Carl Robinson, Davies has since gone on to start the Whitecaps last two MLS fixtures - against Colorado Rapids and Seattle Sounders, respectively.STYLEOperating predominantly on the left, Davies is a direct footballer who does not hesitate to take the game to the opposition. Keen to utilise his pace, he is known for his marauding runs from deep, often leaving a trail of defenders lying in his wake.Davies physical stature and athleticism belies his age and has seen him comfortably hold his own with each step up in standard. Spurs fourth, United fifth? Charlie Nicholas offers his Premier League predictions Although he is yet to find the net in MLS competition, Davies was a ruthless finisher at youth level, where he developed a penchant for acrobatic celebrations.However, his inability to replicate his goal-scoring exploits may pay much to his current role in the Vancouver team, where his versatility across a number of positions has been utilised by manager Robinson.Despite this, Davies was still able to have an impact in his latest outing where his electric pace earned Vancouver a penalty in their 2-1 defeat to Seattle. The 15-year-old Alphonso Davies, a rumoured Manchester United target, showed exactly what hes capable of in Vancouvers defeat to Seattle. WHAT THEY SAIDAlphonso is a bright young player who has earned this opportunity, Vancouver manager Carl Robinson said, after handing him a new contract.He still has a lot of hard work ahead of him, but at this point in time we felt this was the best move for his development and for the club.This is another great example of our player pathway and we hope he will be the first of many players to make the next step. David Villa and Jozy Altidore feature in the latest MLS Goals of the Week WOULD HE FIT IN?On first sight, Davies attributes are perfectly suited to the style of football synonymous with Manchester United. And, given the inherent lack of out and out wingers at Old Trafford, its understandable why a player of Davies potential would come to the clubs attention.Of course, the gulf in class between the MLS and Premier League would rule out an immediate switch from Vancouver to Manchester, but having displayed the desire and will to improve at every stage of his career, whod bet against Davies flourishing if he were to take his next substantial step up? You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Spurs fourth, United fifth? Be patient with Pogba Cheap Air Max 2017 . What they did need, the Devils got from Patrik Elias. Elias scored a power-play goal 40 seconds into overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars. Nike Air Max 95 Clearance .Former NBA forward Morris Peterson has been added to TSNs Toronto Raptors broadcast team. Dwyane Wade followed a few days later. Cheap Air Max 90 .Martin Caceres marked his return from injury by scoring in the 3-1 win at Napoli and he believes Juventus sent out a warning to the rest of the league with that result.We go out on the pitch every game looking to give our all, Caceres said. Air Max 90 Clearance .ca. Hi Kerry, Welcome back! Im sure you heard Peter Forsbergs comments last week regarding Canadian referees in the gold medal game. Seems to me that he was questioning the integrity and impartiality.BALTIMORE - Right-hander Bud Norris has agreed to an $8.8 million, one-year contract with Baltimore, and infielder Ryan Flaherty settled with the Orioles on a one-year deal for $1,075,000.Norris would get a $25,000 bonus for 180 innings and $50,000 more for 200 under Mondays agreement. He also would earn $50,000 each for making the All-Star game or winning a Gold Glove.Norris, who turns 30 on March 2, was 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA in 28 starts last season, when he made $5.3 million. He had asked for a raise to $10.25 million and been offered $7.5 million. Norris is elligible for free agency after this season.ddddddddddddThe 28-year-old Flaherty hit .221 with seven homers and 32 RBIs in 312 plate appearances last year, when he made $512,500. He appeared in all four infield positions, left field and right field.Flaherty had asked for $1.5 million in arbitration and had been offered $900,000. He would get a $25,000 bonus if he reaches 400 plate appearances this season.Four Orioles remain in arbitration: closer Zach Britton, right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, outfielder Alejandro de Aza and first baseman Steve Pearce. ' ' '

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