The kid is alright, and so are the ‘Caps.
Alphonso Davies scored in the fifth minute to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a lead they would not relinquish in the second leg of a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal against the New York Red Bulls.
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Vancouver joins FC Dallas as MLS teams in the semis. The Whitecaps will face Liga MX side UANL Tigres, while Dallas means Pachuca. Both Mexican sides have Americans (Omar Gonzalez is with Pachuca and Jose Francisco Torres plays for UANL).
Back to Davies: How slick is this finish from the 16-year-old (not even 17 until November!)?
The sides drew last week’s first leg 1-1 at Red Bull Arena, and Vancouver scored the only goals of Thursday’s second leg to win 3-1 on aggregate.
New striker Fredy Montero scored in the 76th minute to salt the result away.
Vancouver hosts Philadelphia on Sunday for MLS Opening Weekend, while New York heads down to Atlanta United.