Canada’s 16-yr-old Davies nabs two in Gold Cup debut (video)

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Canada’s expected win over French Guiana at Red Bull Arena on Friday was anything but by the book, but Canadian fans will be buoyed by the performance of the Vancouver Whitecaps’ 16-year-old whiz kid.

Alphonso Davies scored a pair of goals, one to make it 3-0 and another to produce the game’s final 4-2 score line, as Octavio Zambrano’s Canucks started the 2017 Gold Cup with three points.

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Davies is now the youngest goal scorer in Canadian men’s national team history. Burnley’s Scott Arfield and New York Cosmos’ Dejan Jakovic also scored for Canada.

Davies’ first goal was a breakaway that showed the speed and deft touch that has him being scouted all over the world.

His second goal also ‘megged the backstop, as Davies got into space to finish his chance off a Canadian break.