Vancouver Whitecaps winger and Canadian international Alphonso Davies is closing in on his upcoming move to Bayern Munich and has maintained his focus toward having a strong finish with the Whitecaps. Davies, despite being held without a goal last night against the LA Galaxy, the 17-year old is still making a big contribution for Vancouver and is doing things like this:
This play summed up #VWFC.— #ThankYouDeuce (@JogaBonito_USA) September 30, 2018
Alphonso Davies won the ball back, took on the entire #LAGalaxy defense by himself, somehow dribbled through, and created a good chance that wasn't finished.
The teenage phenom is the only reason to watch #WhitecapsFC.#LAvVAN #MLS #CanMNT #FCBayern pic.twitter.com/xSowyCBaEX
Zlatan Ibrahimović offered his insight on Davies’ move abroad and thinks Davies will have to be brave and confident in his new world:
Zlatan on Phonzie: "If they saw something, they saw something big because they don’t get anyone just like that. I just hope he’s ready when he comes there because when he comes there he will be lonely and the competition will be big, so he needs to be mentality strong." #VWFC— AFTN (@aftncanada) September 30, 2018
In addition to his two goals, Zlatan did this last night as well:
Happy Oktoberfest to the Lewandowski family! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/mYPtMcQJ2y— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) September 29, 2018
Remember Dale Jennings? Maybe not. Take a refresher course:
Former Bayern Munich winger Dale Jennings has been given a chance to re-start his career by North West Counties League side Runcorn Town. Jennings was only 18 when the German giants signed him from Tranmere Rovers for an undisclosed fee in 2011. He played 36 times for Bayern’s reserves but did not make a first-team appearance and returned to English football with Barnsley two years later. Jennings, now 25, played his last professional game for MK Dons in 2015.
Runcorn Town FC manager Chris Herbert spoke on how the one-time Bayern prospect went from Bundesliga hopeful to playing in the North West Counties League Premier Division.
He has lost his way somewhat but I have met with Dale and he is desperate to resurrect his career. He is still only 25 years old, and this next five years are going to be his best years in football. He wants to prove the doubters wrong and it was very refreshing to see and hear from someone who has been at one of the biggest clubs in the world at Bayern Munich.
Jennings had some bad luck with injuries as he dealt with torn knee ligaments and a hernia over the years, but is hoping for a bit of a career resurgence. When asked if he would do things differently, Jennings is content with his decisions:
They’re one of the biggest clubs in the world and I knew they were the right ones for me. People ask me if I have regrets about going and I say ‘no’. I think I would have had more regrets if I had turned it down because you don’t know what is going to happen.
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